Currently Michael Phelps holds the world record for the most Olympic medals won at 22 medals.
Michael Phelps, USA Swimming
His name was Jesse Owens.
· Ian Thorpe (Australian swimmer - 5 Olympic gold medals)
Michael Phelps. He has 22 medals to his name; 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze.
· Allen Iverson (basketball) · Ian Thorpe (Australian swimmer - 5 Olympic gold medals)
Michael Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 of which are gold. This makes him the most "golden" of all Olympians.
Michael Phelps has won 8 gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Michael Phelps also matched his own record for most medals won in a single Olympics winning 8 in the 2004 Athens Olympics (6 Gold, 2 Bronze) and 8 Gold Medals in the Beijing Olympics. He also holds the Record for most Gold Medals ever won with 14. Mark Spitz held the record for most Gold Medals won in a single Olympic Games with 7 in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. That record was broken by Michale Phelps.
· Thurman Thomas (football) · Ian Thorpe (Australian swimmer - 5 Olympic gold medals) · Jim Thorpe (athlete) · Y.A. Tittle (football) · Tony Trabert (tennis)