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MUNICH OLYMPICS 30 YEARS LATER SEPT. 3, 1972: DAY 9

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September 03, 2002

Who Can't Win 'Em All?

Six for Spitz

Mark Spitz won his sixth gold medal, his fourth in an individual event, with a victory in the 100-meter freestyle. As in his previous races in Munich, including two relays, Spitz's time was a world record. This victory also gave him the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics. The record had been five, held by Italian fencer Nedo Nadi in Antwerp in 1920. Australian Shane Gould, who had been favored to win five gold medals, finished with three, placing second in the 800 freestyle to Keena Rothhammer, 15, of Santa Clara, and third in the 100 freestyle, won by Sandra Neilson of El Monte.

Bobick Wins

Fight, Eyes Gold

Duane Bobick, from Bowlus, Minn., (pop. 270) won an easy decision in his opening bout over Soviet Juriy Nesterov, then declared that he would win the heavyweight division gold medal. It was Bobick's 60th consecutive victory, including one over Cuba's Teofilo Stevenson in the 1971 Pan American Games. Stevenson won his opening fight in Munich in a first-round knockout of Poland's Ludwik Denderys.

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*--* East Germany 16 10 17 43 Country G S B T United States 21 21 18 60 Soviet Union 21 20 16 57

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"I guess nobody can win them all. Well, maybe nobody but Mark Spitz."

--Australian swimmer Shane Gould

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