One Australian Olympic gold medalist is Steven Hooker in the pole vault. He also holds the olympic pole vault record.
Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics with the eight golds he won at the 2008 Olympic Games.
USA with 2112 total & 894 Gold
Micheal Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals. -6 gold, 2 bronze (Athens 2004) -8 gold (Beijing 2008) He is the most successful athlete at both of these Olympics. He has twice tied the record for most gold at any Olympic Games. He holds the record for most gold at a single Olympic Game at 8 beating out Mark Spitz's record of 7. He is second in total Olympic medal count with 16, Larisa Latynina has 18 over 3 Olympics. He holds the record for most Olympic golds at 14.
Joey won 3,000 gold metals in 0.92 kilometers on the back of a money tail. Tommy won 1,000,000 gold metals in the Urine Cup
Lynn Davies is the Welsh record holder with 8.23m. He was also the Olympic gold medallist in 1964.
As of the 2008 Games held in Beijing, Michael Phelps holds the world record with 8 gold medals in swimming.
Olympic gold metals are no longer made of solid gold. They do still contain gold, but are made of mostly silver.
Prior to 2010, Bonnie Blair had 6 Olympic gold medals. Apolo Ohno broke that record by winning 8 total medals.
Gold, Silver and Bronze are used to create the olympic medals.It's gold that is why it is shiny so he answer is gold
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.