Olympic medalist with most medals over career

For every athlete, it’s dream to represent his country in Olympic games and to win Olympic medal for country is something which every athlete has a dream. With less than a month to go for World’s biggest sporting event, here are some interesting medal winners and their records which might be broken in history of sports.

Most Olympic Medals in Career

Michael Fred Phelps II, American professional swimmer who is most dominant Olympian  of all time. He has 22 medals on his name in three Olympiad. He also holds all time most Gold Medals (18 God medals) which double than second highest record holder. Here is the list of most Olympic gold medals over career

AthleteCountrySportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Michael PhelpsUnited StatesSwimming182222
Larisa LatyninaSoviet UnionGymnastics95418
Paavo NurmiFinlandAthletics93012
Mark SpitzUnited StatesSwimming91111
Carl LewisUnited StatesAthletics91010

 

Most Olympic career medals in individual events

AthleteCountrySportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Larisa LatyninaSoviet UnionGymnastics65314
Michael PhelpsUnited StatesSwimming111113
Nikolai AndrianovSoviet UnionGymnastics63312
Boris ShakhlinSoviet UnionGymnastics62210
Takashi OnoJapanGymnastics33410

 

List of most Olympic gold medals in career

AthleteCountrySportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Michael PhelpsUnited StatesSwimming182222
Larisa LatyninaSoviet UnionGymnastics95418
Paavo NurmiFinlandAthletics93012
Mark SpitzUnited StatesSwimming91111
Carl LewisUnited StatesAthletics91010