Which Olympian Has Won The Most Gold Medals?

Who has been to the most Olympics?

Ian MillarAs you might guess, the amount differs quite a bit depending on the sport the athlete is competing in.

The current record holder regardless of the sport goes to a Canadian, Ian Millar, who competed in equestrian events for 40 years, through 2012.

That’s 10 Olympic games!.

Who is the most famous gymnast in the world?

Simone BilesU.S. gymnast Simone Biles poses with her five gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. With her wins, she becomes the most decorated gymnast ever at the world championships, with 25 total medals. Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast of our time – or any time in history.

What woman has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Larisa Semyonovna LatyninaThe most Olympic medals won by a woman is eighteen by gymnast Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (USSR), nine gold, five silver and four bronze, 1956–64.

Who is the best female athlete of all time?

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the greatestrankathletesport1Jackie Joyner-KerseeTrack & Field2Babe Didrikson ZahariasTrack & Field3Billie Jean KingTennis4Sonja HenieFigure Skating114 more rows•Oct 25, 2020

Which country has won the most gold medals?

The USAThe USA Has Won the Most Medals The US have clearly won the most gold medals and the most medals overall, more than doubling the next ranked country (these figures include medals won in Rio 2016). Second placed USSR had fewer appearances at the Olympics, and actually won more medals on average (see the 2nd table).

Who is the greatest swimmer of all time?

Michael PhelpsThe best all-time overall performance in swimming at the Olympic Games is by USA swimmer Michael Phelps. His haul of 23 gold medals between 2004–2016 is the most out of all sports. The highest ranked female swimmer is Jenny Thompson, also from the US, with 12 medals including 8 gold.

Who is the fastest swimmer in the world?

Caeleb DresselCaeleb Dressel sets world record in 50-meter freestyle at ISL Grand Finale ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics. American swimmer Caeleb Dressel is in the record books. During Friday’s ISL Grand Finale, Dressel set a world record in the 50-meter freestyle event with a time of 20.24.

Who is the most decorated female Olympian?

Every inch an Olympic icon. Along with her fellow American, swimmer Katie Ledecky, gymnast Simone Biles was the most decorated female athlete at Rio 2016, winning five medals in total, four of them gold and her scintillating performances made her an instant Olympic legend.

Which nationality is Usain Bolt?

JamaicanUsain Bolt/Nationality

Which Briton has won the most Olympic medals?

Cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has the most overall medals by a British Olympian (and thus often referred to in the media as the “most decorated British Olympian”) with eight.

Who is the most famous Paralympic athlete?

Trischa ZornThe most successful Paralympic athlete ever is Trischa Zorn. Born blind, she won 55 medals in total – 41 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze medals – between 1980 and 2004 and for the United States.

What is the most gold medals won by one person?

Michael Phelps won 28 Olympic medals, the most ever. He won 23 gold medals, the most ever. He competed in his first Summer Games at age 15, one of America’s youngest Olympians ever. He won six golds at 19, a record eight at 23 and went out with five more at age 31.

Who has won the most gold medals in the Olympics?

Michael PhelpsAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian, having won 28 medals in both individual and team events (23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze). Phelps has also won more individual events than any other Olympian, with 16 medals (13 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze).

Who holds the record for winning the most gold medals in a single Olympic Games?

Michael PhelpsList of most gold medals won at a single Olympic GamesRankAthleteYear1Michael Phelps20082Mark Spitz19723Michael Phelps20044Kristin Otto198842 more rows

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps, named ‘Greatest Olympian of All-Time,’ wears his 23 gold medals on SI cover.

Who is the most successful female Olympian?

Larisa LatyninaLarisa Latynina holds the record for most Olympic gold medals by any gymnast, male or female, with nine. Her 18 medals for the Soviet Union was a record for 48 years.

Does Michael Phelps still have his gold medals?

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. … He announced his second retirement on August 12, 2016, having won more medals than 161 countries.

Who is the fastest man in the world?

Usain BoltWorld-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine at his home in Jamaica a week after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big, mask-free party.

Which athletes have won more than five Olympic gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over careerNo.AthleteSport1Michael PhelpsSwimming2Larisa LatyninaGymnastics3Paavo NurmiAthletics4Mark SpitzSwimming40 more rows

Who is the youngest ever medalist in Olympic history?

Dimitrios LoundrasThe youngest-ever recorded athlete at an Olympic Games was 10-year-old Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who competed at the Modern Olympics’ birth in Athens 1896 and won a team bronze medal.

How many gold medals has Michael Phelps won?

23 gold medalsMichael Phelps is an American swimmer who holds the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete at 28, including 23 gold medals and 13 individual golds. Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team.