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The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

Updated June 14, 2019 6.5k votes 355 voters 9.3k views204 items

List RulesAthletes from any sport who have competed in the Olympics

List of the greatest Olympic athletes from United States of America, with photos when available. These are the best United States of America Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. United States of America athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which United States of America Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from United States of America is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

A list made up of athletes like Dwight Howard and Lamar Odom.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best United States of America Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from United States of America?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite United States of America Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on United States of America.
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    Venus Williams

    Women's Tennis, singles
    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who...  more

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    Louis "Louie" Vito (born March 20, 1988) is an American professional snowboarder. He is an...  more
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    Dede Barry

    Women's Road cycling, individual time trial
    Deirdre "Dede" Demet Barry (born October 8, 1972 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American...  more
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    Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (born February 14, 1989) is an American snowboarder who has competed...  more
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    Katherine Reutter

    Women's 3000m Relay, Women's 1000m
    Katherine Reutter (; born July 30, 1988) is an American short track speed skater. She is a...  more
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    Dwyane Wade

    Men's basketball
    Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. ( dwayn; born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional...  more

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    Peggy Fleming

    Women's Singles
    Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater. She is the 1968...  more

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    Nicolle Payne

    Women's water polo
    Nicolle Katherine Payne (born July 15, 1976 in Paramount, California) is an American water...  more
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    Emily Cook is a freestyle skier....  more
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    Morgan Smyth (born February 10, 1986) is an American cross country skier who has competed...  more
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    Kristin Armstrong

    Women's Road cycling, individual time trial
    Kristin Armstrong (born August 11, 1973) is a former professional road bicycle racer and...  more
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    Keely Kelleher is an American alpine skier who has competed since 2000. Her best World Cup...  more
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    Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a...  more

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    Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975) is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high...  more
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    Frank Shorter

    Men's Marathon
    Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who...  more
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    Bree Schaaf (born May 28, 1980) is an American skeleton racer who competed from 2002 to 2007,...  more
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    David Zabriskie (born January 12, 1979) is a retired professional road bicycle racer from the...  more
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    Monique Marie Henderson (born February 18, 1983 in San Diego, California) is an American...  more
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    Rena Inoue (井上 怜奈, Inoue Rena, born October 17, 1976) is a Japanese-born American pair skater....  more
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    Amber Leone Neben (born February 18, 1975) is an American racing cyclist, who currently rides...  more
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    Wynn Andrew Roberts (born March 1, 1988) is an American biathlete. He competed in the 20 km...  more
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    Ross Powers

    Men's Halfpipe
    Ross Powers (born February 10, 1979) is an American world champion halfpipe snowboarder from...  more
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    Lisa Leslie

    Women's basketball
    Lisa Deshaun Leslie (born July 7, 1972) is the Head Coach for Triplets in the BIG3...  more


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    Chad Hedrick

    Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m
    Chad Hedrick (born April 17, 1977) is an American inline speed skater and ice speed skater. He...  more
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    Meryl Davis

    Ice dancing
    Meryl Elizabeth Davis (born January 1, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie...  more