Quick Answer: What Olympian Has The Most Medals?

Who has won the most Olympic medals ever?

Michael PhelpsAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian, having won 28 medals in both individual and team events (23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze).

Phelps has also won more individual events than any other Olympian, with 16 medals (13 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze)..

Who has won the most Olympic medals for Great Britain?

Sir Bradley WigginsCyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has the most overall medals by a British Olympian (and thus often referred to in the media as the “most decorated British Olympian”) with eight.

Which athletes have won more than five Olympic gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over careerNo.AthleteSport1Michael PhelpsSwimming2Larisa LatyninaGymnastics3Paavo NurmiAthletics4Mark SpitzSwimming40 more rows

Are the Olympic medals real gold?

Each Olympic gold medal is made up of 210g of silver and is coated with 6g of 24 carat gold. The bronze medals are made of copper, zinc, tin, and a very small amount of silver.

What woman has the most Olympic medals?

Larisa Latynina and Polina Astakhova each competed for the Soviet Union in 1956, 1960, and 1964. Latynina has the most medals of any female athlete in Olympic history, with 18.

Has anyone ever sold their Olympic medal?

On Thursday, 14 Olympic medals go on the block in a live sale conducted by RR Auction in Boston. … A “Miracle on Ice” 1980 ice hockey gold medal awarded to Mark Wells sold for $310,700 in 2010, while a similar medal belonging to Mark Pavelich and engraved with his name went for $262,900 last May.

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps, named ‘Greatest Olympian of All-Time,’ wears his 23 gold medals on SI cover.

Does Michael Phelps still have his gold medals?

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. … He announced his second retirement on August 12, 2016, having won more medals than 161 countries.

Who is the most decorated British Olympian?

Bradley WigginsGreat Britain’s medal-winning machine. Excelling on road and track, Bradley Wiggins is Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian with eight medals, just ahead of fellow cyclists Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny.