What athlete has won the most gold medals in olympic history?
- Carl Lewis
- Paavo Nurmi
- Michael Phelps
The great U.S. Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, has won a total of 18 gold medals, which is double the amount of his closest competitors. But that’s not the only Olympic record Michael Phelps has. He won eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, which landed him the record for most first-place finishes at any single Olympic games. After thinking about retiring after 2008, he decided to come back one last time in 2012. He won a total of six medals in 2012.
- Mark Spitz