Who has won the most Olympic gold medals for Great Britain?

Who has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Most number of Olympic medals won

Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals. Incredibly, 23 of them are gold medals, which is also the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.

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 has the second most gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over career

No. Athlete Years
1 Michael Phelps 2000–2016
2 Larisa Latynina 1956–1964
3 Paavo Nurmi 1920–1928
4 Mark Spitz 1968–1972
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