TOP 10 MEDALISTS AT THE OLYMPICS


Summer Olympics just ended at The Rio and the next summer Olympics are set to take place at Japan. Olympics have been a very popular worldwide event since a long time.

Some of the athletes have amazed us with their sharp skills and inhuman stamina.

Here is a list of top 10 medalists at the Olympics.

1. Michael Phelps

Nation: United States

Sports: Swimming

Total: 28

He is capable of replacing Aquaman in the coming Justice League movie.

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2. Larisa Latynina

Nation: Soviet Union

Sports: Gymnastics

Total: 18

Larisa Latynina is a prominent figure in the world of gymnastics. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals by a gymnast, male or female, with 9.

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3. Paavo Nurmi

Nation: Finland

Sports: Athletics

Total: 12

Paavo Nurmi was nicknamed the “Flying Finn” as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century.

Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won nine gold and three silver medals in his twelve events in the Olympic Games.

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4. Mark Spitz

Nation: United States

Sports: Swimming

Total: 11

Mark Spitz was named World Swimmer of the Year in 1969, 1971, and 1972 by Swimming World Magazine.

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5. Carl Lewis

Nation: United States

Sports: Athletics

Total: 10

Carl Lewis is one of 3 Olympic athletes who won 4 gold medals in a single event.

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6. Usain Bolt

Nation: Jamaica

Sports: Athletics

Total: 9 (all gold)

Regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is suspected for messing with the timelines.

He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events. He might have not won as many medals as other names on this list, but the astonishing number of gold medals out of his total medals has landed him on such a high rank.

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7. Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Nation: Norway

Sports: Biathlon

Totals: 13

Ole Einar is the most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympic Games, with 13 medals.

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8. Bjørn Dæhlie

Nation: Norway

Sports: Cross-country skiing

Totals: 12

Since retiring, Dæhlie has become a successful businessman in real estate and fashion.

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9. Birgit Fischer

Nation: Germany

Sports: Canoeing

Totals: 12

Birgit Fischer has given new meanings to the canoeing. She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion.

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10. Sawao Kato

Nation: Japan

Sports: Gymnastics

Totals: 12

The land of sunrise has given us a number of weird television shows and an array of talented gymnasts. Kato is one of only ten athletes to have won eight or more Olympic gold medals.

He is one of the most successful male gymnasts ever at the Olympics: his eight gold and twelve overall medals are best rivaled by Nikolai Andrianov’s seven gold and fifteen overall.

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11. Jenny Thompson

Nation: United States

Sports: Swimming

Totals: 12

Jenny Thompson is one of the most decorated Olympians in history: twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.

The number of total wins is queal to that of Sawao, thus instead of putting one out of them, I am putting both of them on the list.

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