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List of multiple Olympic medalists

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The page lists various individuals who have won multiple Olympic medals at either the Summer Olympic Games or the Winter Olympic Games.

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As of August 13, 2016, American swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals with 28 medals (23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze). He is also the most decorated Olympian in individual events, with 16 medals (13 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze). Ole Einar Bjørndalen is the most decorated Winter Olympian, with 13 medals (8 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze).

List of Olympic medals over career

This is a list of multiple Olympic medalists, listing people who have won seven or more Olympic medals. Medals won in the 1906 Intercalated Games are not included. It includes top-three placings in 1896 and 1900, before medals were awarded for top-three placings. When an athlete has won medals for more than one nation, for simplicity only the last nation he or she represented is mentioned here. The Olympics listed for each athlete only include games when they won medals. See the particular article on the athlete for more details on when and for what nation an athlete competed.

In those instances where more than one athlete has the same number of total medals, the first tiebreaker is the number of gold medals, then the number of silver medals. Where two or more athletes have exactly the same number of gold, silver and bronze medals, the ranking is shown as a tie and the athletes are shown in order by career years and name.

Timeline

This is a progressive list of Olympians that have held the record for most medals won. Medals won in the 1906 Intercalated Games are not included. It includes top-three placings in 1896 and 1900, before medals were awarded for top-three placings. All record-holders have competed at Summer Games rather than Winter Games.

Legend: G = Gold, S = Silver, B = Bronze.

List of most career medals in individual events

This list contains only medals won in individual events, no relays or team events count for this section.

Timeline

The historical progression of the leading performance(s). {Expand section date=June 2011}

In the Summer and Winter Games

  • Gillis Grafström became the first person to win a medal in the same event in Summer and Winter Olympics, winning figure skating golds at the 1920 Olympics and at the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
  • Eddie Eagan became the first person to win a medal in the Winter Olympics and in the Summer Olympics in different events. He is the only Summer and Winter medalist to win gold medals in different events.
  • Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only person to win medals at the Winter and Summer Games in the same year. (This feat is no longer possible due to the staggering of the Winter and Summer Olympic years). She is also the first person to win medals in successive Winter and Summer Games or vice versa.
  • Clara Hughes is the first person to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games and holds the highest number of medals of any Olympian to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Games.
  • Swimming and water polo

  •  Paul Radmilovic (GBR)
  •  Johnny Weissmuller (USA)
  •  Gérard Blitz (BEL)
  •  Tim Shaw (USA)
  • Others in Summer Games

  •  Morris Kirksey (USA) (athletics and rugby)
  •  Edwin Flack (AUS) (athletics and tennis)
  •  Karch Kiraly (USA) (indoor volleyball and beach volleyball)
  •  Otto Herschmann (AUT) (swimming and fencing)
  •  Carl Schuhmann (GER) (gymnastics and wrestling)
  •  Rebecca Romero (GBR) (cycling and rowing)
  •  Roswitha Krause (GER) (swimming and handball)
  •  Walter W. Winans (USA) (shooting and sculpture)
  •  Alfréd Hajós (HUN) (swimming and architecture)
  •  Conn Findlay (USA) (rowing and sailing)
  •  Daniel Norling (SWE) (gymnastics and equestrian)
  •  Fritz Hofmann (GER) (gymnastics and athletics)
  •  Oswald Holmberg (SWE) (gymnastics and tug of war)
  •  Gustaf Dyrssen (SWE) (modern pentathlon and fencing)
  • Cross-country skiing and Nordic combined

  •  Thorleif Haug (NOR)
  •  Johan Grøttumsbråten (NOR)
  •  Thoralf Strømstad (NOR)
  •  Oddbjørn Hagen (NOR)
  • Others in Winter Games

  •  Anfisa Reztsova (URS) (biathlon and cross-country skiing)
  •  Susi Erdmann (GER) (luge and bobsleigh)
  •  Gerda Weissensteiner (ITA) (luge and bobsleigh)
  •  Eric Flaim (USA) (long track speedskating and short track speedskating)
  • References

    List of multiple Olympic medalists Wikipedia


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