Quick Answer: Who is the most successful Olympic athlete ever?

Who is the most successful athletics player in the Olympics?

Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals.

Who is the most famous Olympic runner?

Usain Bolt, in full Usain St. Leo Bolt, (born August 21, 1986, Montego Bay, Jamaica), Jamaican sprinter who won gold medals in the 100-metre and 200-metre races in an unprecedented three straight Olympic Games and is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.

Who will win the most gold medals?

USA edges China, takes home most gold medals from Tokyo Olympics

Country Gold Total
USA 39 113
CHN 38 88
ROC 20 71
GBR 22 65

Which is the smallest country to win an Olympic medal?

San Marino becomes the smallest country to win an Olympic medal.

  • TOKYO — San Marino waited 61 years for its first Olympic medal, which came on Thursday. …
  • In 2012, it seemed as if the tiny land had finally struck silver or bronze.
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