LARISSA LATYNINA has more Olympic medals than anyone in history, male or female, in any sport. She holds the record for winning the most Olympic medals at 18 (nine gold medals, five silver and four bronze). She is the only female athlete to win nine Olympic gold medals. She also holds the record for most individual medals (14 outside of team events) in Olympic history.
Michael Phelps, swimmer, won the most gold medals in Olympic history.
The United States has won the most medals at the Summer Olympics in the history of the Modern Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps with 8 gold medals
The country is Norway with 263 Olympic medals
Michael Phelps the American swimmer