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Michael Gross (swimmer)
Michael Gross ( Born June 17, 1964 ) is a swimmer from Germany. The 6-foot-7-inch athelete received nickname "The Albatross", due to his super long arms. Gross, competing for West Germany, won three Olympic gold medals in 1984 and 1988 in the freestyle and butterfly events, in addition to two World Championship titles in 1982, two in 1986 and one in 1991. He is featured in Bud Greenspan's 16 Days of Glory , the documentary film of the 1988 Summer Olympics.
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