Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, that is swimmer Ian Thorpe who has won 9 Olympic medals (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze).
Kristin Otto (6 Gold medals in a single Olympic).
The United States.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, that is boxing. Irish Olympic athletes have won 12 boxing medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze).
As far as total medals go, England has won their most Summer Olympic medals in athletics and their most Winter Olympic medals in figure skating.
Australia won 23 bronze medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the most of any for Australia.
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Um... they're all "Athletics". Have Americans won medals in the sport of sitting on the couch?
Israel has won the majority of their Olympic medals in the sports of Judo and Sailing. 3 medalswere won in Judo and 3 medals were won in Sailing.
The most Olympic medals won in one event in one Olympics is one.Every Olympic sport is played just once, so the maximum medals any competitor can gain is one.
Canada: 2. Curling has only been an Olympic sport since 1998.
Michael Phelps an American swimmer won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most medals won by any Olympian.
Swimming ... Zimbabwe has won 7 medals in swimming, all by the great Kirsty Coventry.