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Top 10 Athletes With the Most Olympic Gold Medals in History (Photos)

10. Usain Bolt- 8 gold

The greatest sprinter of all time, Bolt, hails from Jamaica. He is a world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters in the 4×100 meters relay.

He won two gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 3 in 2012 and 3 in the 2016 Olympics. He's the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 and 200 meters titles at three consecutive Olympics, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

9. Matt Biondi- 8 gold

Biondi is an American swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist. He won eight gold, two silver, and one bronze medal from three Olympics.

He won one gold medal in 1984, five gold, one silver, and one bronze in 1988, and two gold and one silver in the 1992 Olympics.

8. Jenny Thompson- 8 gold

Thompson is an American swimmer. She won eight gold, three silver, and one bronze medal from the four Olympics in which she participated.

She won two gold and one silver in 1992, three gold in 1996, three gold and one bronze in 2000, and two silver in the 2004 Olympics.

7. Sawao Kato- 8 gold

Kato is a Japanese gymnast. He won eight gold, three silver, and one bronze medal from three Olympics he attended.

He won three gold and one bronze in 1968, three gold and two silver in 1972, and two gold and one silver medals in the 1976 Olympics. 

6. Birgit Fisher- 8 gold


Fisher is a kayaker from Germany. She won eight gold and four silver medals from six Olympic games she attended. She competed in the 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics.

5. Carl Lewis- 9 gold

Lewis is an American track and field athlete. He won nine gold and one silver medal in his four Olympic Games.

He won four gold in1984, two gold, one silver in 1988, two gold in 1992, and won gold in the 1996 Olympics.

4. Mark Spitz- 9 gold

Spitz is an American swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist. He won a record of seven gold medals back in 1972, a record that lasted for 36 years.

3. Paavo Nurmi- 9 gold

Nurmi was a middle and long-distance runner. He won nine gold and three silver medals from three Olympics he participated in.

He won three gold and one silver in 1920, 5 gold in 1924, one gold and two silver in the 1928 Olympics.

2. Larisa Latynina- 9 gold Medals

Latynina is a Soviet Union gymnast, and she holds the record of the most medals won by a female athlete.

She won four gold, one silver and one bronze in 1956, three gold, two silver one bronze in 1962, two gold two silver, and two bronze in the 1964 Olympics. 

1. Michael Phelps- 23 gold

As the most successful Olympian of all time, Phelps is an American swimmer. He won 23 gold, three silver, and two bronze medals from the five Olympics he attended.

With eight gold medal, he also holds the record for winning the most gold medals in a single Olympic game. He won them at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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