Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
Michael Phelps 2008 with 8 golds in swimming
Kristin Otto (6 Gold medals in a single Olympic).
Mark Spitz won Seven Gold Medals
The most amount of gold medals ever won at a single Olympic swimming competition was 8, and it was done by Michael Phelps of the US at the Beijing 2008 summer Olympics.
Mark Spitz Luvbuneez10: I donno who it is but not Mark Spitz 'cos he won 7 olympic gold medals for swimming in 1972! No Offence...
The most won by a single athlete is 8 - Mark Spitz of the USA. (Swimming)
Michael Phelps (USA)
No. Olympic gold medals are gold-plated.
Natalie Coughlin of the USA won a total of 5 medals in Beijing. 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 bronze This was the most a women has every won in a single olympic games...