Aladár Gerevich won 6 consecutive gold medals in Team Sabre Fencing between 1932 and 1960 (he may have won 8 but for the war). Birgit Fischer won 6 consecutive golds in kaying from 1980 to 2004 and may have won 7 but for the boycott by East Germany in Los Angeles Next is Steve Redgrave who won 5 consecutive golds in rowing while three men - Carl Lewis in the Long Jump, Al Oerter in the discuss and Per Elstrom in saling won four consecutive golds in individual events.
Michael Phelps has won more Olympic medals than anyone in history. He has 22 medals overall, 18 of them being gold. The previous record holder was Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who had a total of 18 medals, 9 of them gold.
Phelps also has the most gold medals in history: 18. He is far ahead of the second place athletes. Second place is a four way tie for 9 golds among Latynina, American swimmer Mark Spitz, American track & field athlete Carl Lewis and Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi.
David Phelps became the most decorated athlete in the 2012 Olympic games with 22 medals in his Olympic career
Michael Phelps, swimmer, won the most gold medals in Olympic history.
China with 51 gold medals.
The Soviet Union won 9 consecutive Gold Medals in 1963-1971.
Michael Phelps has won 14 gold medals.
Norway is the country that has won the most number of Winter Olympic gold medals. Norway has a cumulative total of 118 gold medals.
Michael Phelps has the most Olympic Gold medals as of January 2015. He has 22 medals total, 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. 11 of his gold medals are from individual events.
Michael Phelps of the US has the most olympic gold medals (14 total in 2004 and 2008) and the most medals by a male athlete (16 including his 2 bronze medals).
Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
2 gold medals.
Great Britain is the most successful nation, having racked up the most amount of medals since Olympic sailing started in 1900. The most successful Olympic sailor is Denmark's Paul Elvstrom. He won the first of his four gold medals at consecutive Games in 1948. However, if Great Britain's Ben Ainslie wins Gold at London 2012 he will overtake Elvstrom with one silver and 4 consecutive golds.
Canada won the most gold medals with 14. It is also the most gold medals won in Winter Olympic history.