Who is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history?
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Mo retained his 5000m and 10,000m gold medals. The wins cemented Mo as the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history.
Who is the only athlete in Olympic history to participate in 8 Winter Olympics?
Notes: Noriaki Kasai, of Japan became the first athlete in history to participate in eight Winter Olympics when he took part in the ski jumping qualification the day before opening of the Games.
Who is the most successful British athlete?
Sir Mo Farah
Farah is the most decorated British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. He won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and also completed the double at the World Championships in 2013 and 2015. He is the first man to successfully defend his titles at both major competitions.
Which Briton has the most Olympic medals?
Cyclist Jason Kenny tops the all-time British Olympian medal table with eight medals in all – seven golds and two bronze. He is closely followed by fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins – who has five golds, one silver and two bronze – and Sir Chris Hoy, who has six golds and one silver.
Who is Britain’s most successful Olympic female competitor in any sport?
The most decorated female British athlete is rower Katherine Grainger, who won five medals during a 16-year Olympic career.
How many times have the UK hosted the Olympics?
London hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympics made London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads.