Highest Gold Medal Winners in Olympics

Olympics is waited years after years as this is the global platform where an athlete shows his skills to the whole world. Medals won, even bronze are of tremendous prestige. However, winning gold medal in Olympics is one of the hardest things on the Planet but there are names who have made it more than 1 time. This is why we have come up with this article on the most Olympics gold medals. Wheebuzz presents you the highest gold medals winners in the Olympic Games.

5. Carl Lewis

Total gold medals- 9

One of the most respected names in not just Athletics, but in whole sports fraternity. Carl Lewis is not retired and has bagged 9 gold medals in his record. This is certainly a magic of that guy. His career in Athletics spanned around 17 years from 1979 to 1996. They say records say it all and Carl Lewis’s record really speak alot, having won 9 gold medals in Olympics out of total ten. One, he won silver.

4. Mark Spitz

Total gold medals- 9

A yet another American with yet another 9 gold medals in the list is Mark Spitz. He ranks fourth because he won 11 Olympics medals in total, with 9 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. A true Swimming legend who has the record of being the fourth most medals winner in a single Olympics.

3. Paavo Nurmi

Total gold medals- 9

Paavo Nurmi was a Finnish athletic champion who has record of winning 12 medals in the Olympic games out of which 9 are gold and 3 are Silver. In the early 20th century, He literally dominated the game of distance running, this is why he was also known as “Flying Finn”. He took his last breath in the year 1973 but he has been one of the greatest legends of this sports.

2. Larisa Latynina

Total gold medals- 9

A former artistic gymnast from Russia, Larisa Latynina is the most successful sportswoman when it comes to holding the record of winning most gold medals in Olympics. In total she has won a whopping 18 Olympics medals out of which 9 are gold, 5 are silver and 4 are bronze. Truly an inspiration for women as well as one of the greatest sportspersons of all time.

Before, revealing the first position, we would like to mention some honoury information.

Usain Bolt as well as Ray Ewry both have won total 8 Olympics medals each and all 8 are gold.This truly describes the skills. Both played Athletics. Bolt, because of his dominance and record in different aspects of sprinting, is often dubbed as the greatest sprinter of all time.

1. Michael Phelps

Total gold medals- 23

If there is one such man who is actually the greatest swimmer of all time, he is Michael Phelps. This man is magic. Mind you, rest all the athletes won 9 gold medals, and see this man has alone bagged 23.. Incredible! In total Michael Phelps has won 28 medals in Olympic games and out of which 23 are gold, 3 are Silver and 2 are bronze.



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