this day, Spitz won his 7th medal at the Munich Olympics, in the 400-meter medley
relay. His team set a new world record of 3 minutes 48.16 seconds.
previous record number of golds at an Olympiad was held by the Italian fencer
Nedo Nadi. He won 5 gold medals at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
Spitz's record gold medal haul:
Gold 1: The 200 meter butterfly (2 min. 0.70 sec)
Gold 2: .S. 400-meter freestyle relay (3 min. 36.42 sec)
3: 200-meter freestyle (1 min 52.78 sec)
4: 100-meter butterfly (54.27 sec)
5: 800-meter freestyle relay team
6: 100-meter freestyle (51:22 sec)
7: 400-meter medley relay
Munich Olympics was then overshadowed when 5 Palestinian terrorists attacked the
Israeli quarters in the Olympic village 2 were killed, 9 hostages taken, they
were eventually all killed.