facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Spitz happy to have his record broken

Aug. 4, 2004 at 8:30 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Swimming star Mark Spitz told the New York Times his record of seven Olympic gold medals could be surpassed at the Athens Games.

American Michael Phelps has qualified for five individual Olympic events and will likely compete in three relay events, giving him a chance to equal or beat the record Spitz set in Munich 32 years ago.

"If you ask my wife if I want to see the record broken, she will say no. If you ask me, records are made to be broken," said Spitz, 54.

Spitz said he liked Phelps's chances.

"First of all, in the events he holds the world records, he is so far ahead of the rest of the competition, he can have a relatively bad day and still win."

Spitz now works as a stock broker and financial analyst.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Niners QB Colin Kaepernick denies allegations he used racial slur Niners QB Colin Kaepernick denies allegations he used racial slur
2
Ray Lewis on Ray Rice: 'There's some things you can cover up, some things you can't' Ray Lewis on Ray Rice: 'There's some things you can cover up, some things you can't'
3
Mavs sign Doron Lamb
4
Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous retired
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback