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SEPT. 4, 1972: DAY 10

Munich Olympics 30 Years Later

September 04, 2002

Spitz Wins 7th Gold Medal, Quits

A seventh race, a seventh gold medal, a seventh world record. Mark Spitz, swimming the butterfly, anchored the 400-meter medley relay team to victory, giving him gold medals in three relays to go with those he won in four individual events. He announced immediately afterward that he was retiring. "All the way down that last lap, I kept saying, 'Just a few more strokes and it will be over.' I couldn't wait to get out of the pool." His competitors no doubt couldn't wait for him to get out either.

Borzov No Fluke! Speeds to 200 Win

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Soviet sprinter Valery Borzov, whose victory in the 100 was considered tainted by some because two U.S. sprinters had been disqualified, established his credentials with a victory in the 200. A Ukrainian, he was the first Soviet to win either sprint and the first man to win both in the same Olympics since the United States' Bobby Morrow in 1956.

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*--* Country G S B T Soviet Union 26 21 16 63 United States 25 25 21 71 East Germany 16 14 18 48

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"If [Duane] Bobick isn't the world's No. 1 amateur, I'll buy you a new house. He's better than both George Foreman and Joe Frazier at a comparable stage."

--U.S. amateur boxing official Robert Surkein

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