The record for the most Olympic medals is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
The British athlete who has won the most gold medals is Sebastian Cole.
Michael Phelps (22 medals).
Michael Phelps in swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Larissa Latynina (18).
Yes. Her 18 Olympic medals is the most an athlete has won in the history of the modern Olympics.
Bjørn Dæhlie with 12 medals.
Currently Michael Phelps holds the world record for the most Olympic medals won at 22 medals.
Well, the athlete that won the most medals in Olympic history is Larissa Latynina of the USSR who won 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) in Olympic competition.
Michael Phelps the SWIMMER
England typically competes under the flag of the United Kingdom during the Olympic games. The English athlete with the most Olympic medals is Chris Hoy.
Michael Phelps of the US has the most olympic gold medals (14 total in 2004 and 2008) and the most medals by a male athlete (16 including his 2 bronze medals).
Ole Einar Bjørndalen has won the most Winter Olympic medal with 13 total medals. The American with the most Winter Olympic medals is Apolo Anton Ohno with 8 total medals.