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Summer Olympics: Most Gold Medals

Find a list of the all-time gold top medal winners at the Summer Olympics. Michael Phelps tops the list for men, and Larissa Latynina, of the USSR, remains No. 1 for women.

Men

No   Sport G-S-B
16 Michael Phelps, USA Swimming 16-2-2
10* Ray Ewry, USA Track/Field 10-0-0
9 Paavo Nurmi, FIN Track/Field 9-3-0
9 Mark Spitz, USA Swimming 9-1-1
9 Carl Lewis, USA Track/Field 9-1-0
8 Sawao Kato, JPN Gymnastics 8-3-1
8† Matt Biondi, USA Swimming 8-2-1
7 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR Gymnastics 7-5-3
7 Boris Shakhlin, USSR Gymnastics 7-4-2
7 Viktor Chukarin, USSR Gymnastics 7-3-1
7 Aladar Gerevich, HUN Fencing 7-1-2
*Medals won by Ewry (2-0-0) at the 1906 Intercalated games are not officially recognized by the IOC.
†Includes gold medal as preliminary member of 1st-place relay team.

Women

No   Sport G-S-B
9 Larissa Latynina, USSR Gymnastics 9-5-4
8 Jenny Thompson, USA Swimming 8-3-1
7 Vera Cáslavská, CZE Gymnastics 7-4-0
8 Birgit Fischer, GER Canoe/Kayak 8-4-0
6 Kristin Otto, E. Ger Swimming 6-0-0
6† Amy Van Dyken, USA Swimming 6-0-0
5 Agnes Keleti, HUN Gymnastics 5-3-2
5 Nadia Comaneci, ROM Gymnastics 5-3-1
5 Isabell Werth, GER Equestrian 5-3-0
5 Polina Astakhova, USSR Gymnastics 5-2-3
5 Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN Swimming 5-1-1
5 Valentina Vezzali, ITALY Fencing 5-1-1
5 Nellie Kim, U.S.S.R. Gymnastics 5-1-1
5 Georgeta Damian, ROM Rowing 5-0-1
4 Dara Torres, USA Swimming 4-4-4
4 Kornelia Ender, E. Ger Swimming 4-4-0
4 Dawn Fraser, AUS Swimming 4-4-0
4 Lyudmila Tourischeva, USSR Gymnastics 4-3-2
4 Inge de Bruijn, NED Swimming 4-2-2
4 Guo Jingjing, CHINA Diving 4-2-0
4 Olga Korbut, U.S.S.R. Gymnastics 4-2-0
†Includes gold medal as preliminary member of 1st-place relay team.

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