Olympic medal - a pride for any athlete, a symbol of his highest skill, talent and diligence. In the history of the modern Olympic Games, 418 athletes have become champions for 3 or more times.
Today in our top ten the is the most titled Olympic champions in the history of .These athletes rose to the highest step of the pedestal at least 8 times. All of them represented different countries and performed in 5 different disciplines, but their achievements are equally worthy of admiration and respect.
- 10. Matt Biondi( USA).
- 9. Savao Kato( Japan).
- 8. Jenny Thompson( USA).
- 7. Birgit Fischer( Germany).
- 6. Bjorn Daly( Norway).
- 5. Carl Lewis( USA).
- 4. Mark Spitz( USA).
- 3. Paavo Nurmi( Finland).
- 2. Larissa Latynina( USSR).
- 1. Michael Phelps( USA).
10. Matt Biondi( USA).
In 1984 to 1992, the famous swimmer won 8 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Matt is a 6-time world champion. For 9 years he kept a speed record on the hundred-meter freestyle.
9. Savao Kato( Japan).
In the period from 1968 to 1976, Kato won 8 gold, as well as 3 silver and 1 bronze medal in gymnastics. Savao is the most titled male gymnast in history.
8. Jenny Thompson( USA).
The American swimmer has won 8 gold, and also 3 silver and 1 bronze medal in the period from 1992 to 2004.Today, Jenny, after receiving a doctor's degree, works in Boston as an anesthesiologist.
7. Birgit Fischer( Germany).
Speaking for as long as 14 years, from 1980 to 2004, Birgit won 8 gold and 4 silver medals in canoe and kayak rowing. Fisher is a 28-time world champion.
6. Bjorn Daly( Norway).
From 1992 to 1998, Daly won 8 gold and 4 silver medals in ski races. Daly twice managed to win the most prestigious race for 50 km. He is also a 9-time world champion.
5. Carl Lewis( USA).
From 1984 to 1996, the athlete brought into the treasury team 9 gold and 1 silver medal. Three times Lewis recognized as the world's best athlete .
4. Mark Spitz( USA).
From 1968 to 1972 he won 9 gold medals, as well as 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in swimming. He was the first to win 7 gold medals at the same Games in 1972.On the account of Spitz 33 world records.
3. Paavo Nurmi( Finland).
The athlete won 9 gold and 3 silver medals in the period from 1920 to 1928.In honor of Nurmi, the stadium in Turku was named, as well as the annual marathon and even an asteroid.
2. Larissa Latynina( USSR).
The most titled woman in the history of the Olympic Games has won 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals, performing in gymnastics from 1956 to 1964.For outstanding services Latynina has a number of state awards of Russia, including "For Services to the Fatherland of the III century".
1. Michael Phelps( USA).
The world's most titled Olympic champion has improved its achievements at the last London Olympics. Today in the piggy bank Phelps 18 gold 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Phelps has 37 world records at different distances. The record for 200 m butterfly Michael owns more than 10 years, and on a 400 m complex - more than 9 years.