Who holds the record for the most medals won by a man at the Olympics?

Who holds the record for the most medals won by a man at the Olympics?

swimmer Michael Phelps
Most number of Olympic medals won Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals. Incredibly, 23 of them are gold medals, which is also the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.

Who holds the most medals won by a woman in Olympics?

Larisa Latynina and Polina Astakhova each competed for the Soviet Union in 1956, 1960, and 1964. Latynina has the most medals of any female athlete in Olympic history, with 18.

What country has won the most gold medals in a single Olympics?

The USA won a record 83 gold medals at the XXIIIrd Olympic Games held at Los Angeles, California, USA in 1984. The USSR lies in second place with a total of 80 gold medals won at the 1980 Games held in Moscow, USSR.

Who is the first woman who has won six Olympic medals in a single Olympic?

Kim Rhode
Kim Rhode achieved Olympic history in women’s skeet shooting, winning the bronze medal to become the first woman and first summer Olympian to medal in six consecutive Olympics.

Who has won the most Olympic medals in one year?

Michael Phelps
List of most gold medals won at a single Olympic Games

Rank Athlete Year
1 Michael Phelps 2008
2 Mark Spitz 1972
3 Michael Phelps 2004
4 Kristin Otto 1988

What American female has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix of Team USA celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday. TOKYO – U.S. star Allyson Felix now has the most Olympic medals ever for a female track athlete, after winning a new bronze medal on Friday in the 400 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.

Who is the most decorated female Olympian?

Allyson Felix becomes the most decorated woman in Olympic track history. Allyson Felix won bronze in the women’s 400-meter final in Tokyo on Friday — making her the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history.

Who won more medals in Olympics 2021?

The U.S. earned 113 medals, 39 of which are gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze. China came in second with 88 medals, 38 of which are gold, followed by the Russian Olympic Committee (71 total medals), Great Britain (65) and Japan (58).

Who has won the Olympics the most?

the United States
Tokyo marks the seventh consecutive Olympics that the United States has taken home the most overall medals. China leaves Tokyo with the second most gold medals (38) and the second most overall medals (88). Host nation Japan won the third most gold medals (27)….USA edges China, takes home most gold medals from Tokyo Olympics.

Country USA
Gold 39
Silver 41
Bronze 33
Total 113

Which country has won the most gold medals in a single Olympics?

What was the most famous Olympic Games?

The 10 Most Famous Summer Olympic Games

  • London, Great Britain – 2012.
  • Montreal, Canada – 1976.
  • Beijing, China – 2008.
  • Atlanta, USA – 1996.
  • Athens, Greece – 2004.
  • Barcelona, Spain – 1992.
  • Los Angeles, USA – 1984.
  • Moscow, USSR – 1980.

Who has won the most Olympic medals?

As of February 2014, American swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals with 22 (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze). Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina has won the most medals in individual events, with 14 (6 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze).

Who has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics?

Biathlon competitor Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has won 13 medals, eight of them gold, making him the most decorated Winter Olympic athlete, according to the International Olympics Committee.

How many Olympic medals has the US won?

U.S. athletes have been awarded a total of 2,400 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and 281 at the Winter Olympic Games over the years. The U.S. has won the most gold and overall medals out of every country in the summer Games.

What is the Olympic medal table?

The Olympic medal table is a method of sorting the medal placements of countries in the modern-day Olympics and Paralympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not officially recognize a ranking of participating countries at the Olympic Games.