Your question: Who has won the most Olympic swimming medals?

Who is the most decorated Olympic swimmer?

All three swimmers are from the United States.

  • Spitz’ and Biondi’s achievements also put them on the list of overall Olympic greats. …
  • Michael Phelps 23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze (28)
  • Mark Spitz 9 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze (11)
  • Matt Biondi 8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze (11)
  • Ryan Lochte 6 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze (12)

Who is the most famous female swimmer?

Katie Ledecky is the most decorated female swimmer with six awards, followed by Evans, who won five consecutive awards from 1987 to 1991. Tracy Caulkins won four times in the early-1980s, while Natalie Coughlin, Katie Hoff and Jenny Thompson all won three times.

Who is the most decorated female Olympian ever?

Allyson Felix becomes the most decorated woman in Olympic track history. Allyson Felix won bronze in the women’s 400-meter final in Tokyo on Friday — making her the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history.

Who is the fastest swimmer in the world?

Meet Caeleb Dressel, the Fastest Swimmer in the World.

Why does swimming have so many medals?

Why So Many Medals? … Lots of events means there are more opportunities for swimmers to win medals if they compete in multiple events. Think about Michael Phelps, for example. He won 8 medals at the 2008 Olympics because he was so versatile (and super fast!).

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Who is the most successful Paralympian?

Most gold medals over career

No. Athlete Gold
1 Trischa Zorn 41
2 Ragnhild Myklebust 22
3 Béatrice Hess 20
4 Reinhild Moeller 19