What swimmer won 8 gold medals?

What swimmer won 8 gold medals?

When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games….Michael Phelps.

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Spouse(s) Nicole Johnson
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, individual medley, freestyle, backstroke

Who got an all time record for Olympic gold medals in swimming?

Most number of Olympic medals won Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals. Incredibly, 23 of them are gold medals, which is also the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.

What female swimmer has the most Olympic medals?

Swimmer Jenny Thompson
Swimming. Swimmer Jenny Thompson is the most decorated American female in Olympic history, winning 12 medals over the course of four Olympic Games: eight gold, three silver and one bronze.

Which male swimmer has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Michael Phelps

Name Total
1. Michael Phelps 16
2. Mark Spitz 6
3. Alexander Popov 5
4. Roland Matthes 5

Who is the best swimmer in history?

Top 10 Swimmers of All Time

  1. Mark Spitz, born 1950.
  2. Michael Phelps, born 1985.
  3. Â 3. Ian Thorpe, born 1982.
  4. Aleksandr Popov, born 1971.
  5. Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978.
  6. Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 – died 1984.
  7. Grant Hackett, born 1980.
  8. Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974.

Is Michael Phelps the most decorated Olympian?

The Olympian with the most medals of all time is Michael Phelps. The swimming superstar won 28 medals between 2004 and 2016, ten more than the previous record of 18.

Who is the best female Olympic swimmer?

Katie Ledecky
“Greatest female swimmer of our time”: Katie Ledecky wins Olympic gold in 800m freestyle. American superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky grabbed her second gold medal of this year’s Olympic Games, winning the women’s 800-meter freestyle race Saturday in Tokyo.

Who are the best swimming gold medalists of all time?

List of top Olympic gold medalists in swimming Name Silver Bronze Total 6. Gary Hall, Jr. 3 2 10 7. Ian Thorpe 3 1 9 8. Aaron Peirsol 2 0 7 9. Nathan Adrian 1 2 8

Who was the only Tunisian swimmer to win gold in the Olympics?

Tunisia had only ever had a swimmer qualify for one Olympic final entering these Tokyo Games. That man, Ous Mellouli, won gold. There was zero expectation that Hafnaoui would repeat the feat.

Who was the longest swimmer in the Olympics?

TOKYO — The longest of Olympic swimming longshots stretched for the wall, turned, and for one last split-second, as his eyes searched for a scoreboard here at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, Ahmed Hafnaoui remained a complete unknown. Then he saw his name next to a “1.”

Who are the Olympians with the most gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over career No. Athlete Nation Sport Bronze 1 Michael Phelps United States Swimming 2 2 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union Gymnastics 4 3 Paavo Nurmi Finland Athletics 0 4 Mark Spitz United States Swimming 1