Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz will be one of the Olympic legends featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Spitz set a world record for each event that he competed in, and he broke the record for winning the most medals (seven) in one Olympic Games. Spitz retired after Munich, at the age of 22. In 2008, Michael Phelps broke Spitz’s record by winning eight medals in Beijing. Phelps, who is competing at the Olympics in Rio is 31.
[Spitz wrote the forward to the book: Mark Spitz: The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion]
Spitz says: “I never realized my greatness until Michael Phelps broke my record.” The Oprah: Where Are They Now? episode “Olympic Legends” will air Sunday, July 24 at 10pm on OWN. Other former Olympians interviewed include gymnast Nadia Comaneci, diver Greg Louganis, track-and-field gold medalist Michael Duane Johnson, and beach volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
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