Olympics Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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List of famous Olympic bronze medal winners from every event, with photos of the athletes when available. These historic Olympic bronze medal winners are listed by popularity, so the most historic Olympians are at the top of the list. Olympic medalists who have won the bronze medal are among an elite group, as many athletes who train their entire lives will never even qualify for the Olympics. The famous Olympic competitors on this list may have either competed in the Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they each took home a bronze medal.

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If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which Olympians have won a bronze medal?" and "How many people have won an Olympic bronze medal?" then this list has you covered.

This list includes notable bronze medal winners from almost every Olympics. They didn't all get their own Wheaties boxes, but every person who has ever won a bronze medal is impressive enough to be included in this list.

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Mark Spitz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Mark Spitz age 67

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Clara Hughes age 44

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Ole Einar Bjørndalen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Angela Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Matt Biondi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Matt Biondi age 51

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Halvard Hanevold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Matti Hautamäki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Armin Zöggeler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Apolo Ohno age 34

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Natalie Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Jason Lezak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Jason Lezak age 41

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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Anja Pärson age 35

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Dmitri Sautin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Dmitri Sautin age 43

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Dara Torres is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Dara Torres age 49

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
LeBron James age 32

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Jenny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Amanda Beard age 35

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Klete Keller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Klete Keller age 35

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Gary Hall, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Mary Lou Retton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Nastia Liukin age 27

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Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Lindsey Vonn age 32

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Claudia Pechstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Ian Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Ian Thorpe age 34

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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Cindy Klassen age 37

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Grant Hackett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Grant Hackett age 36

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Andrea Henkel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Andrea Henkel age 39

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Kati Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Kati Wilhelm age 40

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Mika Myllylä is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Mika Myllylä Died at 42 (1969-2011)

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Kjetil André Aamodt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Marit Bjørgen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Tirunesh Dibaba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Kelly Holmes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Kelly Holmes age 46

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Ryoko Tani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Ryoko Tani age 41

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Hélia Souza is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Hélia Souza age 47

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Wang Meng is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Wang Meng age 31

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Ryan Lochte age 32

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Leontien van Moorsel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Alexander Dityatin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Ian Crocker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Ian Crocker age 34

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Fernando González is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Joaquín Capilla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Joaquín Capilla Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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Pieter van den Hoogenband is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners

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Alain Bernard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Alain Bernard age 33

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Libby Lenton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Libby Lenton age 32

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Leisel Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners
Leisel Jones age 31

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François-Louis Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Olympic Bronze Medal Winners