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Most Medals Won In A Single Olympic Games All Nations - as of 9 March 2010

By August 12, 2008

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Most Olympic Medals All-Time

Total Olympic Medals, Name, Nation, Sport, G-S-B

18 Larissa Latynina, USSR, Gymnastics 9-5-4

16 Michael Phelps, USA, Swimming 14-0-2

15 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, Gymnastics 7-5-3

13 Boris Shakhlin, USSR, Gymnastics 7-4-2

13 Takashi Ono, JPN, Gymnastics 5-4-4

12 Paavo Nurmi, FIN, Track 9-3-0

12 Bjorn Daehlie, NOR, Cross-country Skiing 8-4-0

12 Birgit Fischer, GER, Canoeing 8-4-0

12 Sawao Kato, JPN Gymnastics 8-3-1

12 Jenny Thompson, USA, Swimming 8-3-1

12 Dara Torres, USA, Swimming 4-4-4

12 Alexei Nemov, RUS, Gymnastics 4-2-6

11 Mark Spitz, USA, Swimming 9-1-1

11 Matt Biondi, USA, Swimming 8-2-1

10 Carl Lewis, USA, Track 9-1-0

Most Olympic Medals in a Single Olympics

Total Olympic Medals, Name, Nation, Sport, G-S-B, Year

8 Michael Phelps, USA, Swimming 8-0-0 2008

8 Michael Phelps, USA, Swimming 6-0-2 2004

8 Aleksandr Dityatin, USSR, Gymnastics 3-4-1 1980

7 Mark Spitz, USA, Swimming 7-0-0 1972

7 Matt Biondi, USA, Swimming 5-1-1 1988

7 Willis Lee, USA, Shooting 5-1-1 1920

7 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, Gymnastics 4-2-1 1976

7 Boris Shakhlin, USSR, Gymnastics 4-2-1 1960

7 Lloyd Spooner, USA, Shooting 4-1-2 1920


December 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm
(1) kidd says:

michael didn’t win the last one he should only have 7 wins

July 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm
(2) teddlybar says:

kidd, what are you talking about?

Phelps’ time in the 4X100 relay for which he was awarded his last gold medal for the 2008 games was faster than either his Australian or Japanese counterparts. Furthermore, it provided enough of a margin for the US team to win, even though Jason Lezak’s time on the final leg was slower than his Aussie counterpart.

August 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm
(3) Adri says:

“kidd”, you’re just jealous because Phelps won that medal fair and square and you know that. Whether by 1 minute or 1 hundreth of a second, he won. Besides, I don’t know how old your comment is, but he now has broken the previous record of most medals for one athelete, 23. GO PHELPS!

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