Michael Phelps, he got 8 gold medals for swimming
There were 3,000 medals awarded at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Number of medals won at the Beijing Olympics: 41 medals
US tops in the maximum number of medals
11,028 athletes participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. There were 28 sports competed in with 302 events and 906 medals.
302 gold medals There are scheduled to be 302 events competed at the 2008 Olympics. There will be at least that many gold medals awarded.
Michael Phelps - 8 gold medals
London is not a specific NOC (National Olympics Committee) - the number of medals won in the Olympics is counted by individual country. Great Britain won a total of 19 gold medals at the Olympics.
Michael Phelps - Swimmer - 8 Gold medals Olympics 2008