51 gold medals
In the St Louis games, the U.S. won 235 medals. Germany won the second most that year with 13 total medals. Then in 1984 the US won 174 which is the second most ever won
Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics with the eight golds he won at the 2008 Olympic Games.
So far, 796 medals have been won in the 2008 Beijing olympic games
Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China. He currently holds the record for the number of gold medals won at any one Olympic games. The prior record holder was Mark Spitz. Spitz won seven gold medals at the Munich, Germany Olympic Games in 1972.
Most golds won by a female in a single Games - 6 by swimmer Kristin Otto (GDR)
Janica Kostelic from Croatia is the best female skier of all time. She has 6 Olympic Medals. 4 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in only 2 Olympic Games.
Canada won 14 gold medals in the 2010 Vancouver games - the record for a single Winter games.
a female runner that won 3 medals in the Olympic games
It was the American swimmer Mark Spitz in the 1972 Munich olympic games with 7 gold medals.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympic Games in 8 by swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States at the 2008 Games.
Natalie Coughlin of the USA won a total of 5 medals in Beijing. 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 bronze This was the most a women has every won in a single olympic games...
Michael Phelps and Alexander Dityatin (8 each).
Through the 2008 Games that would be swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.