In 2008, Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics.
Michael Phelps holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals in swimming. He has won eighteen so far, including eight from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Swimmer Michael Phelps hold the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympic Games. He won eight in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Brazil had won 17 gold medals and 76 medals in total.As of Thursday, August 21st, Brazil has won one gold medal and eight medals in total in the Beijing Olympics.
Through the 2008 Games that would be swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
As of the 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps has won 14 gold medals in swimming (16 total medals), second on the list is Raymond Ewry who won a total of 10 gold medals in track & field. as a sidenote if Michael Phelps wins 3 more medals of any type he will pass Larisa Latynina as the winner of most Olympic medals. Between 1956 & 1964 Ms Latynina won 18 total medals in gymnastics. The most medals won by a single swimmer at the Olympics is Michel Phelps of the U.S.A. who won a total of eight medals at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing 2008.
Track and field star Carl Lewis of the United States, gymnast Larissa Latynina of the Soviet Union, runner Paavo Nurmi of Finland, and swimmer Mark Spitz of the United States each won nine gold medals in their Olympic careers. That was the record for most gold medals won by an athlete until the 2008 Games in Beijing when swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States won eight gold medals to go along with the six he won at the 2004 Games for a total of 14 gold medals won.
it was in 2008
If you are referring to Olympic silver medals, the answer is zero. The guy holds world records in eight events. He doesn't place second often. As of the Beijing Olympics he has 14 gold medals and 3 bronze medals. He has received silver medals at World Championship meets.