Mark Spitz

U.S. teammates Jerry Heidenreich, left, and Tom Bruce carry Mark Spitz on their shoulders after he won the gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley swim at the Olympics in Munich, Germany. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008491" title="Michael Phelps" href="/topic/sports/swimming/michael-phelps-PESPT008491.topic">Michael Phelps</a> will attempt to break Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the Olympics in Beijing.

( Associated Press / June 2, 1972 )

U.S. teammates Jerry Heidenreich, left, and Tom Bruce carry Mark Spitz on their shoulders after he won the gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley swim at the Olympics in Munich, Germany. Michael Phelps will attempt to break Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the Olympics in Beijing.

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