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List of multiple Olympic medalists in one event

This is a list of Olympians who have won medals on numerous occasions in single events. Only Olympians with four or more medals in one event, or most medals in their sport, are included. If a person has contested for several nations, only the most recent nation is mentioned.

In those instances where two or more athletes have the same number of total medals, the first tiebreaker is the number of gold medals, followed by the number of silver medals. Where two or more athletes have exactly the same number of gold, silver and bronze medals, the ranking is shown as a tie and the athletes are shown in order by career years and name.

This list includes top-three placings in 1896 and 1900, even though these Games pre-dated the awarding of medals for top-three placings. Medals won in the 1906 Intercalated Games are not included.

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Sex Period Games Sport Event       Total
1 Armin Zöggeler   Italy M 1994–2014 Winter Luge Singles 2 1 3 6
2 Georg Hackl   Germany M 1988–2002 Winter Luge Singles 3 2 - 5
Ralf Schumann*   Germany M 1988–2008 Summer Shooting 25m rapid fire pistol 3 2 - 5
4 Claudia Pechstein   Germany F 1992–2006 Winter Speed skating 5000m 3 1 1 5
Valentina Vezzali   Italy F 1996–2012 Summer Fencing Individual foil 3 1 1 5
6 Ryoko Tani   Japan F 1992–2008 Summer Judo 48 kg 2 2 1 5
Michal Martikán   Slovakia M 1996–2012 Summer Canoe Slalom Canoe Slalom C-1 2 2 1 5
8 Isabell Werth*   Germany F 1992–2016 Summer Dressage Individual dressage 1 4 - 5
9 Al Oerter   United States M 1956–1968 Summer Athletics Discus throw 4 - - 4
Carl Lewis   United States M 1984–1996 Summer Athletics Long jump 4 - - 4
Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 200m individual medley 4 - - 4
12 Gillis Grafström   Sweden M 1920–1932 Both Figure skating Singles 3 1 - 4
Klaus Dibiasi   Italy M 1964–1976 Summer Diving 10m platform 3 1 - 4
Viktor Saneyev   Soviet Union M 1968–1980 Summer Athletics Triple jump 3 1 - 4
Alexander Karelin   Russia M 1988–2000 Summer Wrestling Greco-Roman 130 kg 3 1 - 4
Jan Železný   Czech Republic M 1988–2000 Summer Athletics Javelin throw 3 1 - 4
Anky van Grunsven   Netherlands F 1996–2008 Summer Equestrian Individual dressage 3 1 - 4
Artur Taymazov   Uzbekistan M 2000–2012 Summer Wrestling Freestyle 120 kg 3 1 - 4
Jin Jong-oh   South Korea M 2004–2016 Summer Shooting 50 metre pistol 3 1 - 4
Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 100m butterfly 3 1 - 4
Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 200m butterfly 3 1 - 4
Saori Yoshida   Japan F 2004–2012 Summer Wrestling Freestyle 53/55 kg 3 1 - 4
Sven Kramer   Netherlands M 2006–2018 Winter Speed skating 5000m 3 1 - 4
24 Gert Fredriksson   Sweden M 1948–1960 Summer Canoeing K-1 1000m 3 - 1 4
Pyrros Dimas   Greece M 1992–2004 Summer Weightlifting 85 kg 3 - 1 4
Kjetil André Aamodt*   Norway M 1992–2006 Winter Alpine Skiing Super-G 3 - 1 4
Peter Hochschorner   Slovakia M 2000–2012 Summer Canoe Slalom Canoe slalom C-2 3 - 1 4
28 Wang Yifu*   China M 1984–2004 Summer Shooting 10m air pistol 2 2 - 4
29 Ekaterina Karsten   Belarus F 1996–2008 Summer Rowing Single sculls 2 1 1 4
Daniel Morelon   France M 1964–1976 Summer Cycling Individual sprint 2 1 1 4
Bruce Baumgartner   United States M 1984–1996 Summer Wrestling Freestyle 130 kg 2 1 1 4
Ireen Wüst   Netherlands F 2006–2018 Winter Speed skating 1500m 2 1 1 4
33 Imre Polyák   Hungary M 1952–1964 Summer Wrestling Greco-Roman 62 kg 1 3 - 4
34 Giovanna Trillini   Italy F 1992–2004 Summer Fencing Individual foil 1 1 2 4
Bob de Jong*   Netherlands M 1998–2014 Winter Speed skating 10,000m 1 1 2 4
36 Merlene Ottey*   Jamaica F 1980–1996 Summer Athletics 200m - 1 3 4
37 Ray Ewry   United States M 1900–1908 Summer Athletics Standing long jump 3 - - 3
Ray Ewry   United States M 1900–1908 Summer Athletics Standing high jump 3 - - 3
John Flanagan   United States M 1900–1908 Summer Athletics Hammer throw 3 - - 3
Sonja Henie   Norway F 1928–1936 Winter Figure skating Singles 3 - - 3
László Papp   Hungary M 1948–1956 Summer Boxing Middleweight 3 - - 3
Paul Elvstrøm[1][2]   Denmark M 1952–1960 Summer Sailing Finn 3 - - 3
Dawn Fraser   Australia F 1956–1964 Summer Swimming 100m freestyle 3 - - 3
Vyacheslav Ivanov   Soviet Union M 1956–1964 Summer Rowing Single sculls 3 - - 3
Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union F 1956–1964 Summer Gymnastics Floor exercise 3 - - 3
Teófilo Stevenson   Cuba M 1972–1980 Summer Boxing Heavyweight 3 - - 3
Ulrich Wehling   East Germany M 1972–1980 Winter Nordic combined Individual 3 - - 3
Pertti Karppinen   Finland M 1976–1984 Summer Rowing Single sculls 3 - - 3
Bonnie Blair   United States F 1988–1994 Winter Speed skating 500m 3 - - 3
Krisztina Egerszegi   Hungary F 1988–1996 Summer Swimming 200m backstroke 3 - - 3
Naim Süleymanoğlu   Turkey M 1988–1996 Summer Weightlifting 60–64 kg 3 - - 3
Félix Savón   Cuba M 1992–2000 Summer Boxing Heavyweight 3 - - 3
Robert Korzeniowski   Poland M 1996–2004 Summer Athletics 50 km walk 3 - - 3
Halil Mutlu   Turkey M 1996–2004 Summer Weightlifting 54–56 kg 3 - - 3
Tadahiro Nomura   Japan M 1996–2004 Summer Judo 60 kg 3 - - 3
Buvaisar Saitiev*   Russia M 1996–2008 Summer Wrestling Freestyle 74 kg 3 - - 3
Tony Estanguet*   France M 2000–2012 Summer Canoeing Slalom C-1 3 - - 3
Ben Ainslie[3]   Great Britain M 2004–2012 Summer Sailing Finn 3 - - 3
Kaori Icho[4]   Japan F 2004–2012 Summer Wrestling Freestyle 63 kg 3 - - 3
Ole Einar Bjørndalen*   Norway M 1998–2014 Winter Biathlon 10 km sprint 3 - - 3
Kristin Armstrong   United States F 2008–2016 Summer Cycling Time trial 3 - - 3
Usain Bolt   Jamaica M 2008–2016 Summer Athletics 100m 3 - - 3
Usain Bolt   Jamaica M 2008–2016 Summer Athletics 200m 3 - - 3
Dario Cologna   Switzerland M 2010–2018 Winter Cross-country skiing 15 km 3 - - 3
Shaun White*   United States M 2006–2018 Winter Snowboarding Halfpipe 3 - - 3
66 Jason Kenny   Great Britain M 2008–2016 Summer Cycling Individual sprint 2 1 - 3
Ireen Wüst*   Netherlands F 2006–2018 Winter Speed skating 3000m 2 1 - 3
Natalie Geisenberger   Germany F 2010–2018 Winter Luge Singles 2 1 - 3
69 Kim Rhode   United States F 1996–2004 Summer Shooting Double trap 2 - 1 3
70 Charlotte Kalla   Sweden F 2010–2018 Winter Cross-country skiing 10 km 1 2 - 3
71 Tatjana Hüfner   Germany F 2006–2014 Winter Luge Singles 1 1 1 3
Kim Rhode   United States F 2008–2016 Summer Shooting Skeet 1 1 1 3
73 Marit Bjørgen*   Norway F 2006–2018 Winter Cross-country skiing 10 km - 1 2 3
74 Lee Chong Wei   Malaysia M 2008–2016 Summer Badminton Men's singles - 3 - 3

NotesEdit

(*): Non-consecutive medals

  • Armin Zöggeler, by winning bronze in men's luge at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, became the first Olympian to earn a medal in the same event in six consecutive Olympics, thus holding the record for most consecutive Olympics with medal wins in the same event.[5]

Team eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Sex Period Games Sport Event       Total
1 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary M 1932–1960 Summer Fencing Team sabre 6 - - 6
2 Steve Redgrave   Great Britain M 1984–2000 Summer Rowing Team cox4, coxless 4,
coxless pair, cox pair
5 - 1 6
3 Pál Kovács   Hungary M 1936–1960 Summer Fencing Team sabre 5 - - 5
Reiner Klimke   West Germany M 1964–1988 Summer Equestrian Team dressage 5 - - 5
Isabell Werth   Germany F 1992–2016 Summer Equestrian Team dressage 5 - - 5
5 Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy M 1936–1960 Summer Fencing Team épée 4 1 - 5
Birgit Fischer   Germany F 1980–2004 Summer Canoeing K-4 500m 4 1 - 5
Ricco Groß   Germany M 1992–2006 Winter Biathlon 4 × 7.5 km relay 4 1 - 5
Jayna Hefford   Canada F 1998–2014 Winter Ice hockey Team 4 1 - 5
Hayley Wickenheiser   Canada F 1998–2014 Winter Ice hockey Team 4 1 - 5
10 Hans Günter Winkler   West Germany M 1956–1976 Summer Equestrian Team jumping 4 - 1 5
Teresa Edwards   United States F 1984–2000 Summer Basketball Team 4 - 1 5
12 Dezső Gyarmati   Hungary M 1948–1964 Summer Water polo Team 3 1 1 5
Dara Torres   United States F 1984–2008 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m freestyle relay 3 1 1 5
Elena Georgescu   Romania F 1992–2008 Summer Rowing Eight 3 1 1 5
15 Michael Plumb   United States M 1964–1984 Summer Equestrian Team eventing 2 3 - 5
16 Ildikó Rejtő   Hungary F 1960–1976 Summer Fencing Team foil 1 3 1 5
17 Anky van Grunsven   Netherlands M 1992–2012 Summer Equestrian Team dressage - 4 1 5
18 Harri Kirvesniemi   Finland M 1980–1998 Winter Cross-country skiing 4 × 10 km - - 5 5
19 Rudolf Kárpáti   Hungary M 1948–1960 Summer Fencing Team sabre 4 - - 4
Alexander Tikhonov   Soviet Union M 1968–1980 Winter Biathlon 2 × 7.5 km relay 4 - - 4
Lisa Leslie   United States F 1996–2008 Summer Basketball Team 4 - - 4
Caroline Ouellette   Canada F 2002–2014 Winter Ice hockey Team 4 - - 4
Wu Minxia   China F 2004–2016 Summer Diving Synchronised 3m springboard 4 - - 4
Ryan Lochte   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 4 × 200m freestyle relay 4 - - 4
Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 4 × 200m freestyle relay 4 - - 4
Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m medley relay 4 - - 4
Sue Bird   United States F 2004–2016 Summer Basketball Team 4 - - 4
Tamika Catchings   United States F 2004–2016 Summer Basketball Team 4 - - 4
Diana Taurasi   United States F 2004–2016 Summer Basketball Team 4 - - 4
30 Leslie Claudius   India M 1948–1960 Summer Field hockey Team 3 1 - 4
Udham Singh   India M 1948–1960 Summer Field hockey Team 3 1 - 4
Giuseppe Delfino   Italy M 1952–1964 Summer Fencing Team épée 3 1 - 4
Galina Gorokhova   Soviet Union F 1960–1972 Summer Fencing Team foil 3 1 - 4
Vladislav Tretiak   Soviet Union M 1972–1984 Winter Ice hockey Team 3 1 - 4
Viktor Sidyak   Soviet Union M 1968–1980 Summer Fencing Team sabre 3 1 - 4
Ivan Patzaichin   Romania M 1968–1984 Summer Canoeing C-2 1000m 3 1 - 4
Jenny Thompson   United States F 1992–2004 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m freestyle relay 3 1 - 4
Sven Fischer   Germany M 1994–2006 Winter Biathlon 4 × 7.5 km relay 3 1 - 4
Christie Rampone   United States F 2000–2012 Summer Football Team 3 1 - 4
Bradley Wiggins   Great Britain M 2000–2016 Summer Cycling Team pursuit 3 1 - 4
41 Andrey Lavrov   Russia M 1988–2004 Summer Handball Team 3 - 1 4
Ana Fernández   Cuba F 1992–2004 Summer Volleyball Team 3 - 1 4
Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Russia M 1992–2004 Summer Fencing Team sabre 3 - 1 4
Jenny Thompson   United States F 1992–2004 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m medley relay 3 - 1 4
Giovanna Trillini   Italy F 1992–2008 Summer Fencing Team foil 3 - 1 4
Valentina Vezzali   Italy F 1996–2012 Summer Fencing Team foil 3 - 1 4
47 Alfred Swahn   Sweden M 1908–1924 Summer Shooting Team 2 2 - 4
Philippe Cattiau   France M 1920–1932 Summer Fencing Team foil 2 2 - 4
Inna Ryskal   Soviet Union F 1964–1976 Summer Volleyball Team 2 2 - 4
Birgit Fischer   Germany F 1980–2004 Summer Canoeing K-2 500m 2 2 - 4
Teun de Nooijer   Netherlands M 1996–2012 Summer Field hockey Team 2 2 - 4
Leisel Jones   Australia F 2000–2012 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m medley relay 2 2 - 4
Katalin Kovács   Hungary F 2000–2012 Summer Canoeing K-2 500m 2 2 - 4
54 Michael Phelps   United States M 2004–2016 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m freestyle relay 2 1 1 4
55 Torben Grael   Brazil M 1988–2008 Summer Sailing Star-class 2 - 2 4
Mario Stecher   Austria M 2002–2014 Winter Nordic combined 4 × 5 km relay 2 - 2 4
57 Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy M 1936–1960 Summer Fencing Team foil 1 3 - 4
Bogdan Musioł   Germany M 1980–1992 Winter Bobsleigh 4 man 1 3 - 4
Katalin Kovács   Hungary F 2000–2012 Summer Canoeing K-4 500m 1 3 - 4
60 Gennadi Volnov   Soviet Union M 1960–1972 Summer Basketball Team 1 2 1 4
Angela Ruggiero   United States F 1998–2010 Winter Ice hockey Team 1 2 1 4
Jason Lezak   United States M 2000–2012 Summer Swimming 4 × 100m freestyle relay 1 2 1 4
63 Sergey Tetyukhin   Russia M 2000–2016 Summer Volleyball Team 1 1 2 4
64 Sergei Belov   Soviet Union M 1968–1980 Summer Basketball Team 1 - 3 4
65 Julie Chu   United States F 2002–2014 Winter Ice hockey Team - 3 1 4
Lauren Jackson   Australia F 2000–2012 Summer Basketball Team - 3 1 4
Kristi Harrower   Australia F 2000–2012 Summer Basketball Team - 3 1 4
Björn Kircheisen   Germany M 2002–2014 Winter Nordic combined 4 × 5 km relay - 3 1 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Also won a gold medal for Firefly class at the 1948 Olympics. Many consider Firefly class to be the direct predecessor of Finn Class and credit Elvstrom with four consecutive gold medals in one event
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (Not entirely accurate)
  3. ^ Also won a gold medal for Laser class at the 2000 Olympics (and a silver medal for the same class at the 1996 Olympics)
  4. ^ Also won a gold medal for 58kg at the 2016 Olympics where the 63kg event was also held
  5. ^ Joe Menzer (9 February 2014). "Ageless Wonder Armin Zoeggeler Captures 6th Straight Olympic Luge Medal". Associated Press. Bleacher Report.