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2008 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

Updated October 13, 2018 2.3k views430 items

List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 2008 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. List is made up of a variety of athletes, including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 2008 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.
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  • 1
    Aaron Peirsol

    Aaron Peirsol

    Men's 100m backstroke, Men's 4x100m medley relay

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1983-07-23

    Place Of BirthIrvine,United States of America,California,Orange County

    Olympic SportSwimming

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre backstroke,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre backstroke,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre backstroke,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre backstroke

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 2
    Abhinav Bindra

    Abhinav Bindra

    Men's 10m air rifle

    Olympic CountryIndia

    Date Of Birth1982-09-28

    Place Of BirthDehradun,India,Uttar Pradesh,Asia,South Asia

    Olympic SportShooting sports

    NationalityIndia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre air rifle

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 3
    Adam Kreek

    Adam Kreek

    Men's Eight with coxswain

    Olympic CountryCanada

    Date Of Birth1980-12-02

    Olympic SportRowing

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionRowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's eight

    Weight91.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 4
    Adam van Koeverden

    Adam van Koeverden

    Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single), Men's K-1 500m (kayak single)

    Olympic CountryCanada

    Date Of Birth1982-01-29

    Place Of BirthOakville

    Olympic SportCanoe racing

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 1000 metres,Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 500 metres,Canoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 500 metres

    Weight85.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal,Silver medal

  • 5
    Aksana Miankova

    Aksana Miankova

    Women's Hammer throw

    Date Of Birth1982-03-28

    Place Of BirthKrichev,Belarus,Earth,Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's hammer throw

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 6
    Alain Bernard

    Alain Bernard

    Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m freestyle

    Olympic CountryFrance

    Date Of Birth1983-05-01

    Place Of BirthAubagne,Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,Bouches-du-Rhône,France,Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion

    Olympic SportSwimming

    NationalityFrance

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle

    Weight93.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

  • 7
    Aldo Montano

    Aldo Montano

    Men's Sabre individual, Men's Sabre team

    Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1978-11-18

    Place Of BirthLivorno,Italy,Province of Livorno,Tuscany,Earth

    Olympic SportFencing

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Sabre, Individual,Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team sabre

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 8
    Aleksei Alipov

    Aleksei Alipov

    Men's Trap

    Olympic CountryRussia

    Date Of Birth1975-08-07

    Olympic SportShooting sports

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Trap,Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Trap

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 9

    Aleksei Tishchenko

    Men's Boxing, Lightweight 57 - 60kg

    Date Of Birth1984-05-29

    Place Of BirthOmsk,Russia,Europe,Asia,North Eurasia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Lightweight,Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Featherweight

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10

    Alessandra Sensini

    Women's Sailboard

    Date Of Birth1970-01-26

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSailing at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's Sailboard,Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's sailboard,Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Sailboard,Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's sailboard

    Olympic Medalist Games1996 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal,Silver medal

  • 11
    Alex Schwazer

    Alex Schwazer

    Men's 50km walk

    Date Of Birth1984-12-26

    Place Of BirthSterzing,Italy,South Tyrol,Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol,Province of Bolzano-Bozen

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 km walk

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

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  • 12

    Alexander Grimm

    Men's K-1 (kayak single)

    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1986-09-06

    Place Of BirthAugsburg,Germany,Bavaria,Europe,Western Europe

    Olympic SportSlalom canoeing

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's slalom K-1

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13

    Alice Tait

    Women's 4x200m freestyle relay, Women's 4x100m freestyle relay

    Olympic CountryAustralia

    Date Of Birth1986-05-23

    Place Of BirthBrisbane,Australia,Queensland,Earth,Oceania

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 14
    Alina Dumitru

    Alina Dumitru

    Women's Judo, - 48kg (extra-lightweight)

    Olympic CountryRomania

    Date Of Birth1982-08-30

    Place Of BirthPloieşti,Romania,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic SportJudo

    NationalityRomania

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionJudo at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 48 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 15

    Anderson Rodrigues

    Men's Volleyball

    Date Of Birth1974-05-21

    NationalityBrazil

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionVolleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball,Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 16

    André Heller

    Men's Volleyball

    Date Of Birth1975-12-17

    Place Of BirthNovo Hamburgo,Brazil,Rio Grande do Sul,South America,DVD Region 4

    NationalityBrazil

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionVolleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball,Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball,Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 17

    Date Of Birth1979-03-04

    Place Of BirthSão João de Meriti,Brazil,South America,DVD Region 4,Western Hemisphere

    NationalityBrazil

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionVolleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball,Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 18
    Andrea Minguzzi

    Andrea Minguzzi

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 74 - 84 kg

    Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1982-02-01

    Olympic SportGreco-Roman wrestling

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 19
    Andreas Thorkildsen

    Andreas Thorkildsen

    Men's Javelin throw

    Date Of Birth1982-04-01

    Place Of BirthKristiansand,Norway,Vest-Agder,Earth,Europe

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Javelin Throw,Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's javelin throw

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 20

    Andrei Aramnau

    Men's Weightlifting, Heavyweight 94 - 105 kg

    Olympic CountryBelarus

    Date Of Birth1988-04-17

    Place Of BirthBarysaŭ,Belarus,Minsk Province,Barysaw Raion,Earth

    Olympic SportWeightlifting

    NationalityBelarus

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Heavyweight 94 - 105 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 21
    Andrey Moiseyev

    Andrey Moiseyev

    Men's Modern pentathlon

    Date Of Birth1979-06-03

    Place Of BirthRostov-on-Don,Russia,Rostov Oblast,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionModern Pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual,Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 22
    Andrey Silnov

    Andrey Silnov

    Men's High jump

    Olympic CountryRussia

    Date Of Birth1984-09-09

    Place Of BirthShakhty,Russia,Rostov Oblast,Europe,Asia

    Olympic SportTrack and field athletics

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's high jump

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 23
    Andrija Gerić

    Andrija Gerić

    Men's Volleyball

    Date Of Birth1977-01-24

    Place Of BirthNovi Sad,Serbia,Vojvodina,South Bačka District,Europe

    NationalitySerbia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionVolleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball,Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball,Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball,Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 24
    Angelo Taylor

    Angelo Taylor

    Men's Athletics, 400m hurdles

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1978-12-29

    Place Of BirthDecatur,United States of America,Georgia,DeKalb County

    Olympic SportTrack and field athletics

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre hurdles,Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre hurdles

    Olympic Medalist Games2000 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 25
    Anky van Grunsven

    Anky van Grunsven

    Dressage, individual

    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1968-01-02

    Place Of BirthVeghel,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,North Brabant,Europe

    Olympic SportDressage

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionEquestrian at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Dressage, Individual,Equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Dressage, Individual,Equestrian at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Dressage

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

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