The names of the events are inscribed before the games, and there are procedures set up when multiple medals are awarded for a single competition. In some cases, this includes duplicates which can be replaced after being awarded. The individual winners will have their names added to their medals at a later date.
Kristin Otto (6 Gold medals in a single Olympic).
to an individual athlete Michael Phelps 2008 - 8 gold medals
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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympic Games in 8 by swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States at the 2008 Games.
Prior to the start of the 2012 games, the most total medals won by a single athlete is 18 by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latyninawho competed in 1956, 1960, and 1964.The most held by a male athlete is 16 by Michael Phelpsof the US, who has 14 gold and 2 bronze. The 14 gold (2004 and 2008) are also the most by any Olympic athlete. 10 of his medals are in individual events and 6 in team competition.The male athlete with the most individual medals is Soviet gymnast Nicolai Andrianov with 12 medals, including 6 gold, between 1972 and 1980.
It was the American swimmer Mark Spitz in the 1972 Munich olympic games with 7 gold medals.