Who was the gold medalist in swimming?

List of top Olympic gold medalists in swimming

Name Gold
1. Michael Phelps 23
2. Mark Spitz 9
3. Matt Biondi 8
4. Caeleb Dressel 7

Which British swimmer has won the most Olympic medals?

Joyce Cooper holds the record for the most Olympic swimming medals by a British woman with four: silver in the 400m Freestyle Relay in 1928, and three bronzes in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke also in 1928, plus the 400m Freestyle Relay four years later.

Who was the best Olympic swimmer of all time?

Michael Fred Phelps II
Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer. He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals.

Who is the most decorated swimming Olympian?

Michael Phelps
Of course, the U.S. has Michael Phelps as its most decorated Olympian with a record 28 medals and record 23 gold medals. The top females in the U.S. are Natalie Coughlin, Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres, who each won 12 in their careers.

Who is the best British swimmer?

He is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships, and the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships….Adam Peaty.

Personal information
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport Swimming

Who has the most gold medals in swimming female?

Ledecky touched the wall in 8:12.57, giving her the sixth individual gold and 10th Olympic medal of her career. Her six individual gold medals are now the most by any female U.S. Olympian ever and second-most in swimming to one person: Michael Phelps may forever hold an untouchable number with 13.

Who has won the most gold medals in a single Olympics?

List of most gold medals won at a single Olympic Games

Rank Athlete Gold
1 Michael Phelps 8
2 Mark Spitz 7
3 Michael Phelps 6
4 Kristin Otto 6

Who has won the most Olympic gold medals in swimming?

Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer who holds the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete at 28, including 23 gold medals and 13 individual golds.

Why do Olympic swimmers win the most medals?

The reason is simple: U.S. swimming has long been strong and the sport has ample opportunity to win medals. Whereas a sport like basketball offers only one one set of medals for men’s and women’s teams, swimming will give away 102 medals to men and women in Rio.

Who is the most famous Olympic swimmer?

Phelps is known for breaking the all-time record for the most Olympic gold medals, with a total of 22 medals overall. Now considered the most famous Olympic swimmer of all time, Phelps is also the long course world record holder for the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley. Oct 9 2019

How much do Olympic gold medal winners get paid?

Here’s a breakdown (in USD) of what gold medal winners earn. Gold medal winners from the United States receive $25,000 before taxes. Silver medal winners receive $15,000, and bronze winners receive $10,000.