Athletes With Most Gold Medals in Summer Olympics

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 | 0

The success of London Olympics couple of years ago and ow we are heading into the Sochi Winter Olympics in russia 2014, so today we decided to come up with a list of top 10 leading gold medal winners of all times. Lets take a look at the most decorated Olympians in the history of sport.

michael phelps net worth #1. Michael Phelps (18 Gold Medals)

Michael Phelps became the leading gold medal winner in the world back in 2008 olympics and he battered the record by 9 gold medals as he has 18 to his name while on 2nd place there are 4 people who have 9 each. Below is the list of top 25 gold medal winners in summer olympics.

MOST GOLD MEDALS IN OLYMPICS HISTORY 
 No.# Athlete Sport Golds Years
1 USA logo 2014 World CupMichael Phelps Swimming 18 2004–12
2 Soviet UnionLarisa Latynina  Gymnastics 9 1956–64
3 finland flagPaavo Nurmi  Athletics 9 1920–28
4 USA logo 2014 World CupMark Spitz  Swimming 9  1968–72
5 USA logo 2014 World CupCarl Lewis   Athletics 9 1984–96
6 German World Cup 2014 LogoBirgit Fischer  Canoeing 8 1980–04
7 Japan Logo 2014 FIFA World CUpSawao Kato  Gymnastics 8 1968–76
8 USA logo 2014 World CupJenny Thompson  Swimming 8 1992-04
9 USA logo 2014 World CupMatt Biondi  Swimming 8 1984–92
10 USA logo 2014 World CupRay Ewry  Athletics 8 1900–08
11 Soviet UnionNikolai Andrianov  Gymnastics 7 1972–1980
12 Soviet UnionBoris Shakhlin  Gymnastics 7 1956–64

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