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.
Björn Dählie from Norway competing in cross-country skiing with 12 olympic medals.
Michael Phelps is the man with the biggest number of Olympic medals he has 22 medals and 18 from them are gold medals and that fact makes him also the man with the biggest number of gold medals he also won the biggest number of medals in one Olympics in Athens in 2004 when he won 8 Olympic medals and 6 of them are gold and the 2 others are bronze that fact makes him also the man that won the biggest number of gold medals in one Olympic games.
Germany have the most medals at olympic level, for two-man, four-man, womens, and over-all.
He was to the first man to win 7 gold medals in a single Olympics.
Swimmer Mark Spitz of the United States who won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Summer Games in Munich.
Through the 2008 Games, the most gold medals won by a man is 14 by swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States (6 gold at the 2004 Games and 8 gold at the 2008 Games).
The African American man who has won the most Olympic medals is track and field's Carl Lewis with 10 (9 gold and 1 silver). But 20 athletes have won more than 10 medals, the most being 18 (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) by gymnast Larissa Latynina of the former Soviet Union. The American athlete who has won the most Olympic medals is swimmer Michael Phelps with 16 (14 gold, 2 bronze).
Prior to the 2008 Games, the woman with the most medals was USSR gymnast Larissa Latynina who won 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) at the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Games. The man with the most medals was USSR gymnast Nikolai Andrianov who won 15 medals (7 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1972, 1976, and 1980 Summer Games. After the 2008 Games, Latynina still holds the Olympic record for medals won but swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States has now won the most medals of any man in Olympic history (16 medals, 14 gold, 2 bronze).
how man bronze medals were won in the Beijing Olympics 2008
Mr. Jesse Owens in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin , Germany .