Who has the most British 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 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.
Who is the most decorated female Olympian?
Most number of Olympic medals won
Among the women, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, with 18 Olympic medals, is the most successful female Olympian.
Who is the most decorated English sportsman?
Team GB’s most decorated Olympian in history is cyclist Bradley Wiggins. Wiggins has won with eight medals, five gold, one silver and two bronze. He competed at five Olympics, winning gold at four consecutive Games between 2004 and 2016.
What sport did UK Add to Olympics?
The most-notable addition to the London program was women’s boxing, which made its Olympic debut in three weight classes (51 kg [112 pounds], 60 kg [132 pounds], and 75 kg [165 pounds]). The London Games were also the first Olympiad wherein each participating country had at least one female athlete competing.