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The oldest women's athletics Olympic records were set at the 1980 Games in Moscow: 1) Shot Put - Ilona Slupanek of East Germany set the Olympic record with a shot of 22.41 meters (73 feet, 6 1/4 inches) on July 24, 1980.

2) 800 meters - Nadezhda Olizarenko of USSR set the Olympic record at 1:53.43 on July 27, 1980.

3) 4x100 meter relay - The East German team of Romy Muller, Barbel Wockel, Ingrid Auerswald, and Marlies Gohr set the Olympic record of 41.60 seconds on August 1, 1980. The oldest men's athletics Olympic record is Bob Beamon's (USA) long jump of 8.90 meters (29 feet, 2 1/2 inches) set at the 1968 Games in Mexico City on October 18, 1968.

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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the athlete that has won the most medals is gymnast Larissa Latynina of the USSR who won 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze) at the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Games. The athlete that has won the most gold medals is swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States who won 14 gold medals, 6 at the 2004 Games and 8 at the 2008 Games.

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That title is held by Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn who won his sixth Olympic medal at the 1920 Antwerp Games at the age of 72 years and 280 days old.

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