Michael Phelps is this man. He won 8 gold medals in the Beijing Olympics.
1, in men's four man bobsleigh at the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid.
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.
Alberto Tomba won in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988
2 man: no medals 4 man: gold 2 woman: bronze
He was to the first man to win 7 gold medals in a single Olympics.
Jesse Owens gained fame in the 1936 Olympics by earning four gold medals. He won them in the 100 and 200 meters, the long jump and as part of a 4 man 100 meter relay team.
That was Jesse Owens, a black man from Alabama. He won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics which demonsatrated, very publicly, that the Aryan supermen were no better than anybody else.
23 gold medals Michael Phelps' 28 medals spanning five Games is unrivaled, and no other Olympic athlete comes close to his 23 gold medals. The swimmer made his mark on the Games starting over 20 years ago at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when, at 15 years old, he became the youngest man on U.S. Olympic swim team in 68 years.