The record for most medals won in a single Olympics is 8 and is shared by gynmast Aleksandr Dityatin of the Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow (3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze) and swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens (6 gold, 2 bronze) and at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing (8 gold).
Ukrainian gymnast Larysa Latynina holds several important Olympic records. She is the only athlete in any sport to have won eighteen career medals; she is one of only four athletes to have won nine gold medals; she is the only athlete to have won fourteen medals in individual events and she is one of only three women to have won the same Summer Olympics event three times. In 1956, Latynina, then 21 years old, edged Agnes Keleti for the gold medal in the All-Around event. In the apparatus finals she finished first in the vault, second on the uneven bars and in the floor exercise and fourth on the balance beam. She also led the Soviet Union to victory in the team event and was a member of the Soviet team that placed third in the since discontinued portable apparatus event. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Latynina defended her All-Around title and won another gold medal in the team event. She also earned a second gold medal in the floor exercise, picked up silver medals on the uneven bars and the balance beam and a bronze medal in the vault. In 1964, Latynina won her third team gold medal and gained a silver medal in the All-Around event. In the apparatus finals she earned a silver medal in the vault, bronze medals on the uneven bars and the balance beam and won the floor exercise for the third straight time. Latynina completed her competitive career by winning six medals in each of the three Olympics in which she took part. She also coached the Soviet team from 1967 until 1977. Prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals was currently held jointly by four competitors with nine apiece: Larysa Latynina, Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, and Paavo Nurmi. Michael Phelps surpassed this feat during the Beijing Games, winning 8 gold to go with the 6 he won in 2004 in Athens for a total of 14.
8/14/16: This undated answer was apparently written before the 2012 games, and is now obsolete after the 2016 Rio games, which left Michael Phelps way out in front with 23 gold and 28 total medals.
That would be swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States who has won 14 gold medals (6 in 2004 and 8 in 2008).
Swimmer Michael Phelps hold the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympic Games. He won eight in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Michael Phelps has won 14 golds and 16 total. Soviet gymnat Larissa Latynina has 18 total medals, but only 9 of them gold.
As of the 2008 Games held in Beijing, Michael Phelps holds the world record with 8 gold medals in swimming.
Michael Phelps holds the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics. He won 8 at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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.
LARISSA LATYNINA has more Olympic medals than anyone in history, male or female, in any sport. She holds the record for winning the most Olympic medals at 18 (nine gold medals, five silver and four bronze). She is the only female athlete to win nine Olympic gold medals. She also holds the record for most individual medals (14 outside of team events) in Olympic history.
Currently Michael Phelps holds the world record for the most Olympic medals won at 22 medals.
Prior to 2010, Bonnie Blair had 6 Olympic gold medals. Apolo Ohno broke that record by winning 8 total medals.
Teresa Edwards, USA
Michael Phelps of USA (For swimming).
Michael Phelps 2008 with 8 golds in swimming
A former Soviet gymnast holds the rocord, not an American. Her names is Larissa Latynina.
Right now Apolo Ohno he got six total medals yesterday at the 2010 Winter 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.
As of the 2008 Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps holds the current record, winning 14 gold medals in the combined games of the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics. He holds the record for the most gold medals (8) won at a single Olympics.
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.
Debatable- but Miachel Phelps holds the world record for most medals won at a olympic games so i guess him