You asked: Who won 8 Olympic gold medals?

Who won 8 gold medals at the Olympics?

Most gold medals won in a single Olympics

Michael Phelps’s record of eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics – he won gold in every event he took part in – stands as the record for most Olympic golds won in a single edition of the Summer Games.

How did Michael Phelps get 8 gold medals?

On August 17, Phelps won his eighth gold medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay, breaking Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals won in a single Olympic Games, which had stood since 1972.

Who has won the most gold medals in Olympic history?

Here are lists of the top-10 greatest gold medal winners, from all summer Olympic Games (including 2021). As with the total medal list, the clear leader here is Michael Phelps, with the top ranked female Larisa Latynina sharing nine gold medals with Paavo Nurmi, Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz.

What year did Phelps won 8 gold medals?

On August 21, 2004, American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his eighth medal of the 2004 Athens Olympics in spite of sitting out his eighth scheduled event, the final of the 4 x 100-meter medley relay. Phelps left Athens with six gold and two bronze medals.

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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

Has anyone won a Summer and Winter Olympic medal?

The Russian athlete Nikolai Panin is unique in having competed in both a summer sport (shooting in 1912) and a winter sport (figure skating in 1908) but only competing at the Summer Olympics. … Eddie Eagan and Gillis Grafström were the only two athletes to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.