Who is the most successful Irish Olympian?

Which Irish Olympian has the most medals?

The highest number of golds is three, at the 1996 Atlanta games, when Michelle Smith won all of Ireland’s medals. Boxing however is by far Irelands most successful sport at the games, accounting for more than 50% of the medals won.

What Irish athletes are going to the Olympics?

It could be ‘Super Sunday’ for Ireland at the Olympics as five athletes go for glory in Tokyo. Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Rhys McClenaghan, Aidan Walsh and Kurt Walker will all compete for medals for Team Ireland on one of the biggest sporting days in recent times.

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.

Who has the second most Olympic medals?

Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:

  • United States (2980 medals)
  • United Kingdom (948 medals)
  • Germany (892 medals)
  • France (874 medals)
  • Italy (742 medals)
  • China (696 medals)
  • Sweden (661 medals)
  • Australia (562 medals)
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