Michael Phelps the American swimmer
Mark Spitz, the swimmer.
No individual athlete won seven gold medals in 1988. Swimmer Kristin Otto of East Germany won the most gold medals with 6.
Michael Phelps an American swimmer won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most medals won by any Olympian.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the following American have won at least four gold medals in Olympic competition: 1) 14 gold medals - swimmer Michael Phelps 2) 9 gold medals - swimmer Mark Spitz, track and field Carl Lewis 3) 8 gold medals - swimmer Matt Biondi, swimmer Jenny Thompson 4) 6 gold medals - swimmer Amy Van Dyken 5) 5 gold medals - shooter Carl Osborn, swimmer Gary Hall, swimmer Aaron Peirsol, shooter Willis Lee, swimmer Tom Jager, swimmer Anton Heida, swimmer Don Schollander, speed skater Bonnie Blair, swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, shooter Alfred Lane, shooter Morris Fisher, speed skater Eric Heiden 6) 4 gold medals - swimmer Dara Torres, swimmer Charlie Daniels, shooter Lloyd Spooner, swimmer Jason Lezak, track and field Evelyn Ashford, swimmer Janey Evens, diver Greg Louganis, swimmer John Naber, track and field Mel Sheppard, basketball Teresa Edwards, cyclist Marcus Hurley, swimmer Jon Olsen, track and field harrison Dillard, track and field Michael Johnson, track and field Alvin Kraenzlein, diver Pat McCormick, track and field Al Oerter, track and field Jesse Owens, swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, basketball Lisa Leslie
The most medals won by an individual is 19 medals won by Michael Phelps a swimmer from The United States of America. Phelps 19th Medal was won July of 2012 in London.
Michael Phelps (6 gold, 2 bronze)