List of multiple Olympic gold medalists at a single Games

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List of most gold medals won at a single Olympic Games[edit]

This is a list of most gold medals won in a single Olympic Games. 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.

Rank Athlete Nation Sport Year Game Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 8 0 0 8
2 Mark Spitz  United States Swimming 1972 Summer M 7 0 0 7
3 Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2004 Summer M 6 0 2 8
4 Kristin Otto  East Germany Swimming 1988 Summer F 6 0 0 6
Vitaly Scherbo  Unified Team Gymnastics 1992 Summer M 6 0 0 6
6 Willis A. Lee  United States Shooting 1920 Summer M 5 1 1 7
Matt Biondi  United States Swimming 1988 Summer M 5 1 1 7
8 Anton Heida  United States Gymnastics 1904 Summer M 5 1 0 6
Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2016 Summer M 5 1 0 6
10 Nedo Nadi  Italy Fencing 1920 Summer M 5 0 0 5
Paavo Nurmi  Finland Athletics 1924 Summer M 5 0 0 5
Eric Heiden  United States Speed skating 1980 Winter M 5 0 0 5
13 Boris Shakhlin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1960 Summer M 4 2 1 7
Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1976 Summer M 4 2 1 7
15 Hubert Van Innis  Belgium Archery 1920 Summer M 4 2 0 6
Ville Ritola  Finland Athletics 1924 Summer M 4 2 0 6
Viktor Chukarin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1952 Summer M 4 2 0 6
Ágnes Keleti  Hungary Gymnastics 1956 Summer F 4 2 0 6
Věra Čáslavská  Czechoslovakia Gymnastics 1968 Summer F 4 2 0 6
Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2012 Summer M 4 2 0 6
21 Lloyd Spooner  United States Shooting 1920 Summer M 4 1 2 7
22 Carl Osburn  United States Shooting 1920 Summer M 4 1 1 6
Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1956 Summer F 4 1 1 6
Akinori Nakayama  Japan Gymnastics 1968 Summer M 4 1 1 6
25 Kornelia Ender  East Germany Swimming 1976 Summer F 4 1 0 5
John Naber  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 4 1 0 5
Ecaterina Szabo  Romania Gymnastics 1984 Summer F 4 1 0 5
Vladimir Artemov  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1988 Summer M 4 1 0 5
Katie Ledecky  United States Swimming 2016 Summer F 4 1 0 5
30 Marcus Hurley  United States Cycling 1904 Summer M 4 0 1 5
Missy Franklin  United States Swimming 2012 Summer F 4 0 1 5
Simone Biles  United States Gymnastics 2016 Summer F 4 0 1 5
33 Carl Schuhmann  Germany Gymnastics, Wrestling 1896 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Alvin Kraenzlein  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Jesse Owens  United States Athletics 1936 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands Athletics 1948 Summer F 4 0 0 4
Don Schollander  United States Swimming 1964 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Lidiya Skoblikova  Soviet Union Speed skating 1964 Winter F 4 0 0 4
Carl Lewis  United States Athletics 1984 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Amy Van Dyken  United States Swimming 1996 Summer F 4 0 0 4
Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway Biathlon 2002 Winter M 4 0 0 4
42 Alexander Dityatin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1980 Summer M 3 4 1 8
43 Hermann Weingärtner  Germany Gymnastics 1896 Summer M 3 2 1 6
George Eyser  United States Gymnastics 1904 Summer M 3 2 1 6
Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1960 Summer F 3 2 1 6
Li Ning  China Gymnastics 1984 Summer M 3 2 1 6
Daniela Silivaş  Romania Gymnastics 1988 Summer F 3 2 1 6
48 Vilhelm Carlberg  Sweden Shooting 1912 Summer M 3 2 0 5
Otto Olsen  Norway Shooting 1920 Summer M 3 2 0 5
Roger Ducret  France Fencing 1924 Summer M 3 2 0 5
Sawao Kato  Japan Gymnastics 1972 Summer M 3 2 0 5
Lyubov Yegorova  Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992 Winter F 3 2 0 5
Ian Thorpe  Australia Swimming 2000 Summer M 3 2 0 5
54 Konrad Frey  Germany Gymnastics 1936 Summer M 3 1 2 6
Takashi Ono  Japan Gymnastics 1960 Summer M 3 1 2 6
56 Charles Daniels  United States Swimming 1904 Summer M 3 1 1 5
Clas Thunberg  Finland Speed skating 1924 Winter M 3 1 1 5
Viktor Chukarin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1956 Summer M 3 1 1 5
Shane Gould  Australia Swimming 1972 Summer F 3 1 1 5
Nadia Comaneci  Romania Gymnastics 1976 Summer F 3 1 1 5
Larisa Lazutina  Russia Cross-country skiing 1998 Winter F 3 1 1 5
Marit Bjørgen  Norway Cross-country skiing 2010 Winter F 3 1 1 5
Allison Schmitt  United States Swimming 2012 Summer F 3 1 1 5
64 Paavo Nurmi  Finland Athletics 1920 Summer M 3 1 0 4
Georges Miez  Switzerland Gymnastics 1928 Summer M 3 1 0 4
Ivar Ballangrud  Norway Speed skating 1936 Winter M 3 1 0 4
Věra Čáslavská  Czechoslovakia Gymnastics 1964 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Yukio Endo  Japan Gymnastics 1964 Summer M 3 1 0 4
Charlie Hickcox  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 3 1 0 4
Olga Korbut  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1972 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Nellie Kim  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1976 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Florence Griffith-Joyner  United States Athletics 1988 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Bjørn Dæhlie  Norway Cross-country skiing 1992 Winter M 3 1 0 4
Vegard Ulvang  Norway Cross-country skiing 1992 Winter M 3 1 0 4
Lyubov Yegorova  Russia Cross-country skiing 1994 Winter F 3 1 0 4
Bjørn Dæhlie  Norway Cross-country skiing 1998 Winter M 3 1 0 4
Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands Swimming 2000 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Leontien van Moorsel  Netherlands Cycling 2000 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Janica Kostelić  Croatia Alpine skiing 2002 Winter F 3 1 0 4
Katinka Hosszú  Hungary Swimming 2016 Summer F 3 1 0 4
81 Johnny Weissmuller  United States Swimming 1924 Summer M 3 0 1 4
Sawao Kato  Japan Gymnastics 1968 Summer M 3 0 1 4
Jim Montgomery  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 3 0 1 4
Dmitry Bilozerchev  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1988 Summer M 3 0 1 4
Michelle Smith  Ireland Swimming 1996 Summer F 3 0 1 4
Jenny Thompson  United States Swimming 2000 Summer F 3 0 1 4
Hyun-Soo Ahn  South Korea Short track speed skating 2006 Winter M 3 0 1 4
Victor Ahn  Russia Short track speed skating 2014 Winter M 3 0 1 4
89 Paul Masson  France Cycling 1896 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Ray Ewry  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Ray Ewry  United States Athletics 1904 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Archie Hahn  United States Athletics 1904 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Mel Sheppard  United States Athletics 1908 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Henry Taylor  Great Britain Swimming 1908 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Alfred Lane  United States Shooting 1912 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Morris Fisher  United States Shooting 1920 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Ole Lilloe-Olsen  Norway Shooting 1920 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Norman Ross  United States Swimming 1920 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Hjalmar Andersen  Norway Speed skating 1952 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia Athletics 1952 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Betty Cuthbert  Australia Athletics 1956 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Bobby Morrow  United States Athletics 1956 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Murray Rose  Australia Swimming 1956 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Toni Sailer  Austria Alpine skiing 1956 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Wilma Rudolph  United States Athletics 1960 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Steve Clark  United States Swimming 1964 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Debbie Meyer  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Jean-Claude Killy  France Alpine skiing 1968 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Sandy Neilson  United States Swimming 1972 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Galina Kulakova  Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1972 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Ard Schenk  Netherlands Speed skating 1972 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union Swimming 1980 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States Athletics 1984 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Rick Carey  United States Swimming 1984 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Tracy Caulkins  United States Swimming 1984 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Ian Ferguson  New Zealand Canoeing 1984 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Rowdy Gaines  United States Swimming 1984 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Mary Meagher  United States Swimming 1984 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Janet Evans  United States Swimming 1988 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Yvonne van Gennip  Netherlands Speed skating 1988 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary Swimming 1992 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Yevgeny Sadovyi  Unified Team Swimming 1992 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Johann Olav Koss  Norway Speed skating 1994 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Josh Davis  United States Swimming 1996 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Jenny Thompson  United States Swimming 1996 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Lenny Krayzelburg  United States Swimming 2000 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Samppa Lajunen  Finland Nordic combined 2002 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Jodie Henry  Australia Swimming 2004 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Aaron Peirsol  United States Swimming 2004 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Cătălina Ponor  Romania Gymnastics 2004 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Michael Greis  Germany Biathlon 2006 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Jin Sun-Yu  South Korea Short-track Speed Skating 2006 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Wang Meng  China Short-track Speed Skating 2010 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Chris Hoy  Great Britain Cycling 2008 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Zou Kai  China Gymnastics 2008 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Stephanie Rice  Australia Swimming 2008 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics 2012 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Allyson Felix  United States Athletics 2012 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Dana Vollmer  United States Swimming 2012 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Marit Bjørgen  Norway Cross-country skiing 2014 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Darya Domracheva  Belarus Biathlon 2014 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics 2016 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Jason Kenny  Great Britain Cycling 2016 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Danuta Kozák  Hungary Canoeing 2016 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Ryan Murphy  United States Swimming 2016 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Martin Fourcade  France Biathlon 2018 Winter M 3 0 0 3
147 Ireen Wüst  Netherlands Speed skating 2014 Winter F 2 3 0 5
148 Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1964 Summer F 2 2 2 6
149 Walter Tewksbury  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 2 2 1 5
Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1980 Summer M 2 2 1 5
Natalie Coughlin  United States Swimming 2004 Summer F 2 2 1 5
Ryan Lochte  United States Swimming 2012 Summer M 2 2 1 5
153 Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy Fencing 1952 Summer M 2 2 0 4
Nadia Comaneci  Romania Gymnastics 1980 Summer F 2 2 0 4
Karin Enke  East Germany Speed skating 1984 Winter F 2 2 0 4
Michael Gross  West Germany Swimming 1984 Summer M 2 2 0 4
Alexander Popov  Unified Team Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 2 0 4
Bjørn Dæhlie  Norway Cross-country skiing 1994 Winter M 2 2 0 4
Gary Hall, Jr.  United States Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 2 0 4
Alexander Popov  Russia Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 2 0 4
Simone Manuel  United States Swimming 2016 Summer F 2 2 0 4
162 Alexei Nemov  Russia Gymnastics 1996 Summer M 2 1 3 6
Alexei Nemov  Russia Gymnastics 2000 Summer M 2 1 3 6
164 Mitsuo Tsukahara  Japan Gymnastics 1976 Summer M 2 1 2 5
Koji Gushiken  Japan Gymnastics 1984 Summer M 2 1 2 5
Svetlana Boginskaya  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1988 Summer F 2 1 2 5
Yelena Shushunova  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1988 Summer F 2 1 2 5
168 Polina Astakhova  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1960 Summer F 2 1 1 4
Polina Astakhova  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1964 Summer F 2 1 1 4
Mark Spitz  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Michael Wenden  Australia Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Jerry Heidenreich  United States Swimming 1972 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Roland Matthes  East Germany Swimming 1972 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Akinori Nakayama  Japan Gymnastics 1972 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Ludmilla Tourischeva  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1972 Summer F 2 1 1 4
Gunde Svan  Sweden Cross-country skiing 1984 Winter M 2 1 1 4
Lavinia Miloşovici  Romania Gymnastics 1992 Summer F 2 1 1 4
Gary Hall, Jr.  United States Swimming 2000 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Ian Thorpe  Australia Swimming 2004 Summer M 2 1 1 4
Lisbeth Trickett  Australia Swimming 2008 Summer F 2 1 1 4
Maya DiRado  United States Swimming 2016 Summer F 2 1 1 4
182 Meyer Prinstein  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Hubert Van Innis  Belgium Archery 1900 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Ole Lilloe-Olsen  Norway Shooting 1924 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Lucien Gaudin  France Fencing 1928 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Jimmy McLane  United States Swimming 1948 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Ford Konno  United States Swimming 1952 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Dawn Fraser  Australia Swimming 1956 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Roland Matthes  East Germany Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Ken Walsh  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 1 0 3
John Hencken  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Sawao Kato  Japan Gymnastics 1976 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Rosi Mittermaier  Germany Alpine skiing 1976 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Raisa Smetanina  Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1976 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein Alpine skiing 1980 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Agneta Andersson  Sweden Canoeing 1984 Summer F 2 1 0 3
Mike Heath  United States Swimming 1984 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Peter Vidmar  United States Gymnastics 1984 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Chris Jacobs  United States Swimming 1988 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Tom Jager  United States Swimming 1988 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Carl Lewis  United States Athletics 1988 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Birgit Schmidt  East Germany Canoeing 1988 Summer F 2 1 0 3
Matt Biondi  United States Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann  Germany Speed skating 1992 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Jenny Thompson  United States Swimming 1992 Summer F 2 1 0 4
Gwen Torrence  United States Athletics 1992 Summer F 2 1 0 3
Denis Pankratov  Russia Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Kazuyoshi Funaki  Japan Ski jumping 1998 Winter M 2 1 0 3
Elena Zamolodchikova  Russia Gymnastics 2000 Summer F 2 1 0 3
Jochem Uytdehaage  Netherlands Speed skating 2002 Winter M 2 1 0 3
Kati Wilhelm  Germany Biathlon 2002 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Yang Yang (b. 1976)  China Short-track Speed skating 2002 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Matt Grevers  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Aaron Peirsol  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Yang Wei  China Gymnastics 2008 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Magdalena Neuner  Germany Biathlon 2010 Winter F 2 1 0 3
Nathan Adrian  United States Swimming 2012 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Matt Grevers  United States Swimming 2012 Summer M 2 1 0 3
Ranomi Kromowidjojo  Netherlands Swimming 2012 Summer F 2 1 0 3
Martin Fourcade  France Biathlon 2014 Winter M 2 1 0 3
Sven Kramer  Netherlands Speed skating 2014 Winter M 2 1 0 3
Allyson Felix  United States Athletics 2016 Summer F 2 1 0 3
212 Dara Torres  United States Swimming 2000 Summer F 2 0 3 5
213 Natalia Kuchinskaya  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1968 Summer F 2 0 2 4
Tatyana Averina  Soviet Union Speed skating 1976 Winter F 2 0 2 4
Natalia Shaposhnikova  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1980 Summer F 2 0 2 4
Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands Swimming 2000 Summer M 2 0 2 4
Ryan Lochte  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 2 0 2 4
Nathan Adrian  United States Swimming 2016 Summer M 2 0 2 4
219 Reginald Doherty  Great Britain Tennis 1900 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Martin Sheridan  United States Athletics 1908 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Alfred Lane  United States Shooting 1920 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Einar Liberg  Norway Shooting 1920 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Mal Whitfield  United States Athletics 1948 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy Fencing 1956 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Sixten Jernberg  Sweden Cross-country skiing 1964 Winter M 2 0 1 3
Mitsuo Tsukahara  Japan Gymnastics 1972 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Larisa Petrik  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1968 Summer F 2 0 1 3
Yelena Davydova  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1980 Summer F 2 0 1 3
Gaetan Boucher  Canada Speed skating 1984 Winter M 2 0 1 3
Jon Olsen  United States Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Melvin Stewart  United States Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Chun Lee-Kyung  South Korea Short-track Speed skating 1998 Winter F 2 0 1 3
Simona Amânar  Romania Gymnastics 2000 Summer F 2 0 1 3
Marc Gagnon  Canada Short-track Speed skating 2002 Winter M 2 0 1 3
Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica Athletics 2004 Summer F 2 0 1 3
Kosuke Kitajima  Japan Swimming 2004 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Enrico Fabris  Italy Speed skating 2006 Winter M 2 0 1 3
Sven Fischer  Germany Biathlon 2006 Winter M 2 0 1 3
Kosuke Kitajima  Japan Swimming 2008 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Jason Lezak  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic Speed skating 2010 Winter F 2 0 1 3
Zou Kai  China Gymnastics 2012 Summer M 2 0 1 3
Aly Raisman  United States Gymnastics 2012 Summer F 2 0 1 3
244 Thomas Burke  United States Athletics 1896 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Edwin Flack  Australia Athletics 1896 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Robert Garrett  United States Athletics 1896 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Alfréd Hajós  Hungary Swimming 1896 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Albert Robert Ayat  France Fencing 1900 Summer M 2 0 0 2
John Arthur Jarvis  Great Britain Swimming 1900 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Gaston Alibert  France Fencing 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Ray Ewry  United States Athletics 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Zoltán Halmay  Hungary Swimming 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
George Larner  Great Britain Athletics 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Eric Lemming  Sweden Athletics 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Oscar Swahn  Sweden Shooting 1908 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Alfred Swahn  Sweden Shooting 1912 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jim Thorpe  United States Athletics 1912 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Albert Hill  Great Britain Athletics 1920 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Duke Kahanamoku  United States Swimming 1920 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Charlie Paddock  United States Athletics 1920 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Morris Fisher  United States Shooting 1924 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Lucien Gaudin  France Fencing 1924 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Clarence Houser  United States Athletics 1924 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Harold Osborn  United States Athletics 1924 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Adolph van der Voort van Zijp  Netherlands Equestrian 1924 Summer M 2 0 0 2
George Kojac  United States Swimming 1928 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Charles Pahud de Mortanges  Netherlands Equestrian 1928 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Clas Thunberg  Finland Speed skating 1928 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Johnny Weissmuller  United States Swimming 1928 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Irving Jaffee  United States Speed skating 1932 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Ivar Johansson  Sweden Wrestling 1932 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Yasuji Miyazaki  Japan Swimming 1932 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jack Shea  United States Speed skating 1932 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Eddie Tolan  United States Athletics 1932 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Kristjan Palusalu  Estonia Wrestling 1936 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jehan Buhan  France Fencing 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Harrison Dillard  United States Athletics 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Gert Fredriksson  Sweden Canoeing 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Aladár Gerevich  Hungary Fencing 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Mel Patton  United States Athletics 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Wally Ris  United States Swimming 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Bill Smith  United States Swimming 1948 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Harrison Dillard  United States Athletics 1952 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Christian d'Oriola  France Fencing 1952 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Pál Kovács  Hungary Fencing 1952 Summer M 2 0 0 2
André Noyelle  Belgium Cycling 1952 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Henri Saint Cyr  Sweden Equestrian 1952 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Gert Fredriksson  Sweden Canoeing 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Yevgeny Grishin  Soviet Union Speed skating 1956 Winter M 2 0 0 2
John Henricks  Australia Swimming 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Rudolf Kárpáti  Hungary Fencing 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Henri Saint Cyr  Sweden Equestrian 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Boris Shakhlin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Hans Günter Winkler  United Team of Germany Equestrian 1956 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Glenn Davis  United States Athletics 1960 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Giuseppe Delfino  Italy Fencing 1960 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jeff Farrell  United States Swimming 1960 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Yevgeny Grishin  Soviet Union Speed skating 1960 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Rudolf Kárpáti  Hungary Fencing 1960 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Lidiya Skoblikova  Soviet Union Speed skating 1960 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Mike Troy  United States Swimming 1960 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Bob Hayes  United States Athletics 1964 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Gary Ilman  United States Swimming 1964 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Peter Snell  New Zealand Athletics 1964 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Haruhiro Yamashita  Japan Gymnastics 1964 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Mike Burton  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Lee Evans  United States Athletics 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jim Hines  United States Athletics 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Don McKenzie  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Stephen Rerych  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Doug Russell  United States Swimming 1968 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Wyomia Tyus  United States Athletics 1968 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Richard Meade  Great Britain Equestrian 1972 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Wim Ruska  Netherlands Judo 1972 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Lasse Virén  Finland Athletics 1972 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Witold Woyda  Poland Fencing 1972 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Mike Bruner  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Bruce Furniss  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Brian Goodell  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Alberto Juantorena  Cuba Athletics 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Lasse Virén  Finland Athletics 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Matt Vogel  United States Swimming 1976 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Nellie Kim  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1980 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden Alpine skiing 1980 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Pascale Trinquet  France Fencing 1980 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Evelyn Ashford  United States Athletics 1984 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Alonzo Babers  United States Athletics 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Alex Baumann  Canada Swimming 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Bart Conner  United States Gymnastics 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Tom Jager  United States Swimming 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Reiner Klimke  West Germany Equestrian 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Greg Louganis  United States Diving 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Steve Lundquist  United States Swimming 1984 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Thomas Wassberg  Sweden Cross-country skiing 1984 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Troy Dalbey  United States Swimming 1988 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Tamás Darnyi  Hungary Swimming 1988 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Tomas Gustafson  Sweden Speed skating 1988 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Steve Lewis  United States Athletics 1988 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Greg Louganis  United States Diving 1988 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Kim Soo-Nyung  South Korea Archery 1988 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Gunde Svan  Sweden Cross-country skiing 1988 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Alberto Tomba  Italy Alpine skiing 1988 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Bonnie Blair  United States Speed skating 1992 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Nikolay Bukhalov  Bulgaria Canoeing 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Cho Youn-Jeong  South Korea Archery 1992 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Tamás Darnyi  Hungary Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Nelson Diebel  United States Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Carl Lewis  United States Athletics 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Mike Marsh  United States Athletics 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Pablo Morales  United States Swimming 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek  Poland Modern pentathlon 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Giovanna Trillini  Italy Fencing 1992 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Quincy Watts  United States Athletics 1992 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Myriam Bédard  Canada Biathlon 1994 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Bonnie Blair  United States Speed skating 1994 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Markus Wasmeier  Germany Alpine Skiing 1994 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Donovan Bailey  Canada Athletics 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Gail Devers  United States Athletics 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Martin Doktor  Czech Republic Canoeing 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Laura Flessel-Colovic  France Fencing 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Michael Johnson  United States Athletics 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Kim Kyung-Wook  South Korea Archery 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Danyon Loader  New Zealand Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Shannon Miller  United States Gymnastics 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Jon Olsen  United States Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Marie-José Pérec  France Athletics 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Jeff Rouse  United States Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Brad Schumacher  United States Swimming 1996 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Isabell Werth  Germany Equestrian 1996 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Thomas Alsgaard  Norway Cross-country skiing 1998 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Hermann Maier  Austria Alpine skiing 1998 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Gianni Romme  Netherlands Speed skating 1998 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Marianne Timmer  Netherlands Speed skating 1998 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Georgeta Damian  Romania Rowing 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Maurice Greene  United States Athletics 2000 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Domenico Fioravanti  Italy Swimming 2000 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Birgit Fischer  Germany Canoeing 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Robert Korzeniowski  Poland Athletics 2000 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Yun Mi-Jin  South Korea Archery 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Amy Van Dyken  United States Swimming 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Valentina Vezzali  Italy Fencing 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Venus Williams  United States Tennis 2000 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway Alpine skiing 2002 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Thomas Alsgaard  Norway Cross-country skiing 2002 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Claudia Pechstein  Germany Speed skating 2002 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Georgeta Damian  Romania Rowing 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Anastasia Davydova  Russia Synchronized swimming 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco Athletics 2004 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Kelly Holmes  Great Britain Athletics 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Natasa Janics  Hungary Canoeing 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing  China Diving 2004 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Nicolás Massú  Chile Tennis 2004 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Diana Mocanu  Romania Swimming 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Park Sung-Hyun  South Korea Archery 2004 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Jeremy Wariner  United States Athletics 2004 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Andre Lange  Germany Bobsleigh 2006 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Björn Lind  Sweden Cross-country skiing 2006 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Benjamin Raich  Austria Alpine skiing 2006 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi  Estonia Cross-country skiing 2006 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Rebecca Adlington  Great Britain Swimming 2008 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Anastasia Davydova  Russia Synchronized swimming 2008 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia Athletics 2008 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing  China Diving 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
He Kexin  China Gymnastics 2008 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Lashawn Merritt  United States Athletics 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin  China Diving 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Angelo Taylor  United States Athletics 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Chen Yibing  China Gymnastics 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Bradley Wiggins  Great Britain Cycling 2008 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Charles Hamelin  Canada Short-track Speed skating 2010 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Marcus Hellner  Sweden Cross-country skiing 2010 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin  China Diving 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Jin Jong-oh  South Korea Shooting 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Ki Bo-Bae  South Korea Archery 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Elisa Di Francisca  Italy Fencing 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Gabby Douglas  United States Gymnastics 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Charlotte Dujardin  Great Britain Equestrian 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Mo Farah  Great Britain Athletics 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Chris Hoy  Great Britain Cycling 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Natalia Ishchenko  Russia Synchronized swimming 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Jin Jong-oh  South Korea Shooting 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Jason Kenny  Great Britain Cycling 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Danuta Kozák  Hungary Canoeing 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Li Xiaoxia  China Table tennis 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Svetlana Romashina  Russia Synchronized swimming 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Laura Trott  Great Britain Cycling 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Serena Williams  United States Tennis 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Wu Minxia  China Diving 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Ye Shiwen  China Swimming 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Jike  China Table Tennis 2012 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Zhao Yunlei  China Badminton 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway Biathlon 2014 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Tina Maze  Slovenia Alpine Skiing 2014 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Kamil Stoch  Poland Ski jumping 2014 Winter M 2 0 0 2
Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands Speed skating 2014 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Hye-jin Chang  South Korea Archery 2016 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Anthony Ervin  United States Swimming 2016 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Mo Farah  Great Britain Athletics 2016 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Natalia Ishchenko  Russia Synchronized swimming 2012 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Bon-chan Ku  South Korea Archery 2016 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Svetlana Romashina  Russia Synchronized swimming 2016 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Elaine Thompson  Jamaica Athletics 2016 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Kohei Uchimura  Japan Gymnastics 2016 Summer M 2 0 0 2
Laura Trott  Great Britain Cycling 2016 Summer F 2 0 0 2
Ester Ledecká  Czech Republic Alpine skiing and Snowboarding 2018 Winter F 2 0 0 2
Nana Takagi  Japan Speed skating 2018 Winter F 2 0 0 2

Timeline[edit]

The historical progression of the leading performance(s).

Gold medals Year Record duration Athlete Nation Sport(s) Games Sex
4 1896 1896–1904 Carl Schuhmann  Germany Gymnastics, Wrestling Summer M
1900 1900–1904 Alvin Kraenzlein  United States Athletics Summer M
5 1904 1904–1972 Anton Heida  United States Gymnastics Summer M
1920 1920–1972 Nedo Nadi  Italy Fencing Summer M
1920 1920–1972 Willis A. Lee  United States Shooting Summer M
1924 1924–1972 Paavo Nurmi  Finland Athletics Summer M
7 1972 1972–2008 Mark Spitz  United States Swimming Summer M
8 2008 2008–present Michael Phelps  United States Swimming Summer M

List of most individual gold medals won at a single Olympic Games[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Sport Year Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Eric Heiden  United States Speed skating 1980 Winter M 5 0 0 5
Vitaly Scherbo  Unified Team Gymnastics 1992 Summer M 5 0 0 5
Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2008 Summer M 5 0 0 5
4 Boris Shakhlin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1960 Summer M 4 1 1 6
Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1976 Summer M 4 1 1 6
6 Anton Heida  United States Gymnastics 1904 Summer M 4 1 0 5
Věra Čáslavská  Czechoslovakia Gymnastics 1968 Summer F 4 1 0 5
8 Marcus Hurley  United States Cycling 1904 Summer M 4 0 1 5
Michael Phelps  United States Swimming 2004 Summer M 4 0 1 5
10 Alvin Kraenzlein  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Lidia Skoblikova  Soviet Union Speed skating 1964 Winter F 4 0 0 4
Mark Spitz  United States Swimming 1972 Summer M 4 0 0 4
Kristin Otto  East Germany Swimming 1988 Summer F 4 0 0 4
15 George Eyser  United States Gymnastics 1904 Summer M 3 2 1 6
16 Viktor Chukarin  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1952 Summer M 3 2 0 5
17 Clas Thunberg  Finland Speed skating 1924 Winter M 3 1 1 5
Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1956 Summer F 3 1 1 5
Akinori Nakayama  Japan Gymnastics 1968 Summer M 3 1 1 5
Shane Gould  Australia Swimming 1972 Summer F 3 1 1 5
Li Ning  China Gymnastics 1984 Summer M 3 1 1 5
Daniela Silivas  Romania Gymnastics 1988 Summer F 3 1 1 5
23 Ivar Ballangrud  Norway Speed skating 1936 Winter M 3 1 0 4
Ágnes Keleti  Hungary Gymnastics 1956 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Ecaterina Szabo  Romania Gymnastics 1984 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Vladimir Artemov  Soviet Union Gymnastics 1988 Summer M 3 1 0 4
Leontien van Moorsel  Netherlands Cycling 2000 Summer F 3 1 0 4
Janica Kostelić  Croatia Alpine skiing 2002 Winter F 3 1 0 4
Katinka Hosszú  Hungary Swimming 2016 Summer F 3 1 0 4
30 Nadia Comaneci  Romania Gymnastics 1976 Summer F 3 0 1 4
Michelle Smith  Ireland Swimming 1996 Summer F 3 0 1 4
Simone Biles  United States Gymnastics 2016 Summer F 3 0 1 4
33 Ray Ewry  United States Athletics 1900 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Ray Ewry  United States Athletics 1904 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Archie Hahn  United States Athletics 1904 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Nedo Nadi  Italy Fencing 1920 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Paavo Nurmi  Finland Athletics 1924 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Jesse Owens  United States Athletics 1936 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands Athletics 1948 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Hjalmar Andersen  Norway Speed skating 1952 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia Athletics 1952 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Toni Sailer  Austria Alpine skiing 1956 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Věra Čáslavská  Czechoslovakia Gymnastics 1964 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Debbie Meyer  United States Swimming 1968 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Jean-Claude Killy  France Alpine skiing 1968 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Ard Schenk  Netherlands Speed skating 1972 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Kornelia Ender  East Germany Swimming 1976 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Carl Lewis  United States Athletics 1984 Summer M 3 0 0 3
Janet Evans  United States Swimming 1988 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Yvonne van Gennip  Netherlands Speed skating 1988 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary Swimming 1992 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Johann Olav Koss  Norway Speed skating 1994 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands Swimming 2000 Summer F 3 0 0 3
Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway Biathlon 2002 Winter M 3 0 0 3
Darya Domracheva  Belarus Biathlon 2014 Winter F 3 0 0 3
Katie Ledecky  United States Swimming 2016 Summer F 3 0 0 3

Timeline[edit]

The historical progression of the leading performance(s).

Gold medals Year Record duration Athlete Nation Sport(s) Games Sex
4 1900 1900–1980 Alvin Kraenzlein  United States Athletics Summer M
1904 1904–1980 Anton Heida  United States Gymnastics Summer M
1904 1904–1980 Marcus Hurley  United States Cycling Summer M
1960 1960–1980 Boris Shakhlin  Soviet Union Gymnastics Summer M
1964 1964–1980 Lidia Skoblikova  Soviet Union Speed skating Winter F
1968 1968–1980 Věra Čáslavská  Czechoslovakia Gymnastics Summer F
1972 1972–1980 Mark Spitz  United States Swimming Summer M
1976 1976–1980 Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union Gymnastics Summer M
5 1980 1980–present Eric Heiden  United States Speed skating Winter M
1992 1992–present Vitaly Scherbo  Unified Team Gymnastics Summer M
2008 2008–present Michael Phelps  United States Swimming Summer M

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  • "databaseOlympics.com". databaseSports.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-18. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  • See also references in the articles on each athlete.