Reiner Klimke of West Germany (5 medals)
Reiner Klimke of West Germany with 6 (team in 1964, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1988 and individual in 1984).
Michael Phelps has 23 olympic medals
He became the first olympic swimmer to get the most consecutive olympic gold medals.
3 people6 timesAladár Gerevich - Team Sabre5 timesPál Kovács - Team SabreReiner Klimke - Team Dressage
Medals are awards in six events ... Individual and Team Dressage, Individual and Team Eventing, and Individual and Team Jumping.
Absent was an Akhal-Teke stallion.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, three athletes have won 8 Olympic medals in dressage ... 1) Reimer Klimke - Germany: won 5 medals (5 gold) in team competition and 3 medals (1 gold, 2 bronze) in individual competition. 2) Isabell Werth - Germany: won 4 medals (4 gold) in team competition and 4 medals (1 gold, 3 silver) in individual competition. 3) Anky van Grunsven - Netherlands: won 4 medals (4 silver) in team competition and 4 medals (3 gold, 1 silver) in individual competition. Werth and van Grunsven competed at the 2008 Games and, should they compete at the 2012 Games in London, will probably go ahead of Klimke (final competition was the 1988 Games) in total dressage medals won.
The Olympic medals are designed especially for each individual Olympic Games by the host city's organizing committee.