Athletes by number of gold medals won at Olympic Games from 1896 to 2012

Number of glod medals won at the Olympic Games 1896-2012, by athlete This statistic shows the number of Olympic victories since the start of the Olympic Games from 1896 to 2012. As of 2012, Michael Phelps had won 18 gold medals.
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Number of Olympic gold medals
Michael Phelps (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)18
Larissa Latynina (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze)9
Paavo Nurmi (9 gold, 3 silver, 0 bronze)9
Mark Spitz (nine gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)9
Carl Lewis (9 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze)9
Bjørn Dæhlie (8 gold, 4 silver, 0 bronze)8
Birgit Fischer (8 gold, 4 silver, 0 bronze)8
Sawao Kato (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)8
Jenny Thompson (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)8
Matt Biondi (8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)8
Ray C. Ewry (8 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze)8
Number of Olympic gold medals
Michael Phelps (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)18
Larissa Latynina (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze)9
Paavo Nurmi (9 gold, 3 silver, 0 bronze)9
Mark Spitz (nine gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)9
Carl Lewis (9 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze)9
Bjørn Dæhlie (8 gold, 4 silver, 0 bronze)8
Birgit Fischer (8 gold, 4 silver, 0 bronze)8
Sawao Kato (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)8
Jenny Thompson (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)8
Matt Biondi (8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)8
Ray C. Ewry (8 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze)8
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This statistic shows the number of Olympic victories since the start of the Olympic Games from 1896 to 2012. As of 2012, Michael Phelps had won 18 gold medals.
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Release date
August 2012
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Worldwide
Survey time period
1896 to 2012
Supplementary notes
In the above statistics, the two gold medals won by American Ray C. Ewry during the 1906 Intercalated Games in Athens are not included, because the Games were not officially recognized by the IOC.

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