That is Michael Phelps of the United States who has won 16 Olympic medals (14 gold, 2 bronze).
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, Great Britain has won the most Summer Olympic medals in athletics (188 medals), swimming (65 medals), cycling (63 medals), and rowing (54 medals) and has won the most Winter Olympic medals in figure skating (15 medals), bobsled (4 medals), and skeleton (4 medals).
That was the 2008 Games in Beijing when Australia won 20 swimming medals (6 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze). Libby Trickett won the most swimming medals for Australia with 4 (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Stephanie Rice won the most swimming gold medals with 3.Second most was 18 at the 2000 Games in Sydney (5 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze). Ian Thorpe won the most swimming medals (5, 3 gold and 2 silver) and most swimming gold medals.
Michael Phelps won the most olympic gold medals. He has won 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. They were all in swimming.
Is it for london olympics or all.I think swimming has many silver medals.
The record for most Athletics Olympic medals won was 19 medals by Michael Phelps in swimming at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps currently holds the world record for winning the most swimming medals. He has won 14 gold medals from swimming during the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games.
Swimming ... Zimbabwe has won 7 medals in swimming, all by the great Kirsty Coventry.
They have 7 each for swimming and judo.
Michael Phelps (USA)
Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
As of yesterday August 8, 2008, Mark Spitz owns the most Olympic GOLD medals for swimming in a singe Olympic Games. Seven in the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. The Question was about the most Olympic medals owned by an United States swimmer so that might not be the answer sought.
michel gorden in swimming in 2008