Best Answer

Larissa Latynina (USSR) has won the most number of medals in the Olympic Games with an incredible tally of 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze).

Micheal Phelps (USA) has won the most medals by a male athlete with 16 (14 gold and 2 silver) and he has won the most Olympic Gold Medals with 14.

User Avatar

Wiki User

2009-10-19 01:07:45
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the most number of medals ever won by an Olympic athlete?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
People also asked