Who was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games?

Who was the first person to win gold medals in the same event in both the Winter and Summer Olympics?

Who was the first person to win gold medals in the same event in both the Winter and Summer Olympics? Gillis Emanuel Grafström (7 June 1893 – 14 April 1938) was a Swedish figure skater.

Who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games?

Most consecutive Olympic gold medals in same event

Americans Carl Lewis (long jump), Alfred Oerter (discus throw) and Denmark’s Paul Elvstrom (sailing) have all won gold medals in four consecutive Olympic Games and are tied for the top spot among male athletes.

Who was the first person to win four consecutive gold medals in Olympics?

Al Oerter, in full Alfred Oerter, Jr., (born Sept. 19, 1936, Astoria, Queens, N.Y., U.S.—died Oct. 1, 2007, Fort Myers, Fla.), American discus thrower, who won four consecutive Olympic gold medals (1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968), setting an Olympic record each time.

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Who has won the most gold medals in the same event?

Individual events

Rank Athlete Event
1 Michael Phelps 200 m individual medley
Mijaín López Greco-Roman 120/130 kg
7 Georg Hackl Singles
Ralf Schumann* 25 m rapid fire pistol

Who won 3 medals all golds between 1972 and 1980?

It includes top-three placings in 1896 and 1900, before medals were awarded for top-three placings. The Olympics listed for each athlete only include games in which they won medals.

List of most Olympic gold medals over career.

Athlete Nikolai Andrianov
Years 1972–1980
Games Summer
Gender M
Gold 7

Has anyone won 4 gold medals in the Olympics?

The most gold medals won consecutively at the Olympics by an individual male is 4, achieved by Paul Bert Elvstrøm (Denmark) in monotype yachting (class change; Firefly to Finn class) from 1948 to 1960.

Who is the first female athlete to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games?

Clara Hughes is the first person to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games and holds the highest number of medals of any olympian to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Games. Nine athletes have won at least five Olympic medals without being Olympic champions.