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Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners

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List of famous Olympic gold medal winners from every event, with photos of the athletes when available. These historic Olympic gold medal winners are listed by popularity, so the most historic Olympians are at the top of the list. Olympic medalists who have won the gold 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 gold medal.

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

This list includes notable gold medal winners from almost every Olympics. They didn't all get their own Wheaties boxes, but every person who has ever won a gold 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 Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1985-06-30

Place Of Birth: Baltimore, United States of America, Maryland

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre butterfly, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 100m butterfly, Men's 400m individual medley, Men's 4x100m medley relay, Men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Men's 200m Freestyle, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also ...more

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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Date Of Birth: 1961-07-01

Place Of Birth: Birmingham, United States of America, Alabama, Jefferson County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres, Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres, Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's Long Jump, Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres, Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Athletics, 100m, Men's Athletics, 200m, Men's Long jump

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships ...more

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Mark Spitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1950-02-10

Place Of Birth: Modesto, United States of America, California, Stanislaus County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre butterfly, Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre butterfly, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 200m butterfly, Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 200m Freestyle, Men's 100m butterfly, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 1972 Summer Olympics, 1968 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1968 Summer Olympics, 1972 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal, Silver medal

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, all in world ...more

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Track and field athletics

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1962-03-03

Place Of Birth: East St. Louis, United States of America, Illinois, St. Clair County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's Long Jump, Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's heptathlon, Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's Long Jump, Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Women's heptathlon, Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Women's heptathlon, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Long jump, Women's Heptathlon

Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three ...more

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Speed skating, Road cycling

Olympic Country: Canada

Date Of Birth: 1972-09-27

Place Of Birth: Winnipeg, Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba, + more

Nationality: Canada

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Speed Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women’s 5000m, Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's 5000m, Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's team pursuit, Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race, Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's road time trial, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 5000 m, Women's Road cycling, individual road race, Women's Road cycling, individual time trial

Olympic Medalist Games: 2002 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Clara Hughes, (born September 27, 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics and four ...more
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Jesse Owens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Track and field athletics

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1913-09-12

Place Of Birth: Oakville, Alabama

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump, Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres, Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 4x100 metre relay, Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Long jump, Men's Athletics, 200m, Men's Athletics, 4x100m relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 1936 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1936 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games. Owens specialized in ...more

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Ole Einar Bjørnda... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Biathlon

Olympic Country: Norway

Date Of Birth: 1974-01-27

Place Of Birth: Drammen, Norway, Buskerud, Earth, Europe, + more

Nationality: Norway

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's mass start, Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's relay, Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's pursuit, Biathlon at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay, Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics - Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 15 km Mass Start, Men's 4x7.5 km Relay, Men's 12.5 km Pursuit, Men's 10 km Sprint, Men's 20 km Individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2002 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, 1994 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a retired Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname, the "King of Biathlon". With 13 Winter Olympic ...more
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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Artistic gymnastics

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1992-01-19

Place Of Birth: West Des Moines, United States of America, Iowa, Dallas County, Polk County, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around, Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Floor, Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Balance Beam, Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Gymnastics, team competition, Women's Floor exercises, Women's Balance Beam, Women's Gymnastics, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal

Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver ...more

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Angela Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Ice Hockey

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1980-01-03

Place Of Birth: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County, Greater Los Angeles Area, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women’s Team, Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Women’s Team, Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women’s Team, Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Ice Hockey

Olympic Medalist Games: 2002 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1998 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal, Bronze medal

Angela Marie Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980) is an American former ice hockey defenseman. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee. She served as an ex officio member the Executive ...more
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Matt Biondi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1965-10-08

Place Of Birth: Palo Alto, United States of America, California, Santa Clara County, San Francisco Bay Area, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics - men's 4 x 100 metre Freestyle, Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 50m freestyle, Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Men's 100m butterfly, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal, Bronze medal

Matthew Nicholas Biondi (born October 8, 1965) is an American former competition swimmer, eleven-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in five events. Biondi competed in the ...more
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Halvard Hanevold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Biathlon

Olympic Country: Norway

Date Of Birth: 1969-12-03

Place Of Birth: Askim, Norway, Østfold, Earth, Europe, + more

Nationality: Norway

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's relay, Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 10km Sprint, Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics - Men's 20 km Individual, Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual, Biathlon at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 4x7.5 km Relay, Men's 10 km Sprint, Men's 20 km Individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2010 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1998 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal, Bronze medal

Halvard Hanevold (born 3 December 1969) is a former Norwegian biathlete.
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Paavo Nurmi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Date Of Birth: 1897-06-13

Place Of Birth: Turku, Finland, Western Finland, Finland Proper, Turku sub-region, + more

Nationality: Finland

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual Cross Country, Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics - Men's 5000 metres, Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics - Men's 10000 metres, Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metre steeplechase, Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Athletics, Cross-Country, Men's Athletics, 5000m, Men's Athletics, + more

Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics, 1928 Summer Olympics, 1924 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal

Paavo Johannes Nurmi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑːʋo ˈnurmi] (listen); 13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle-distance and long-distance runner. He was called the "Flying ...more
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Armin Zöggeler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Luge

Olympic Country: Italy

Date Of Birth: 1974-01-04

Place Of Birth: Merano, Italy, South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Province of Bolzano-Bozen, + more

Nationality: Italy

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Luge at the 1994 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles, Luge at the 1998 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles, Luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles, Luge at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's singles, Luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Singles

Olympic Medalist Games: 1994 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 1998 Winter Olympics, 1994 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Silver medal, Gold medal

Armin Zöggeler OMRI (born 4 January 1974) is a retired Italian luger and double Olympic champion. He is one of the most successful men in the sport, nicknamed Il Cannibale ("The ...more
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Natalie Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1982-08-23

Place Of Birth: Emeryville, United States of America, Alameda County, California, San Francisco Bay Area

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, Swimming 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 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre backstroke, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay, Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 100m backstroke, Women's 200m individual medley

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Bronze medal, Gold medal

Natalie Anne Coughlin Hall (born August 23, 1982) is an American competition swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, she became the ...more

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Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Short track speed skating

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1982-05-22

Place Of Birth: Federal Way, Washington, King County, United States of America, United States, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay, Short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000 metres, Short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay, Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000m, Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 500m, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 1000m, Men's 5000m Relay, Men's 500m, Men's 1500 m

Olympic Medalist Games: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Apolo Anton Ohno (; born May 22, 1982) is an American retired short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist (two gold, two silver, four bronze) in the Winter Olympics. Ohno is ...more
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Jason Lezak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1975-11-12

Place Of Birth: Irvine, United States of America, California, Orange County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, Swimming 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 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x100 metre freestyle relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 4x100m medley relay, Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m freestyle

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal, Silver medal

Jason Edward Lezak (born November 12, 1975) is an American former competition swimmer and a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He swam for Rose Bowl Aquatics. He graduated from Irvine High School ...more

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Anja Pärson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Alpine skiing

Olympic Country: Sweden

Date Of Birth: 1981-04-25

Place Of Birth: Umeå, Västerbotten County, Västerbotten, Umeå Municipality, Sweden, + more

Nationality: Sweden

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's Super Combined, Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Slalom, Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's slalom, Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill, Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Combined, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Super Combined, Women's Slalom, Women's Downhill, Women's Combined, Women's Giant Slalom

Olympic Medalist Games: 2010 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Anja Sofia Tess Pärson (Swedish pronunciation: [²anːja ˈpæːʂɔn]; born 25 April 1981) is a Swedish former alpine skier. She is an Olympic gold medalist, seven-time gold medalist ...more

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Dmitri Sautin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Olympic Country: Russia, Unified Team

Date Of Birth: 1974-03-15

Place Of Birth: Voronezh, Russia, Voronezh Oblast, Europe, Asia, + more

Nationality: Russia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard, Diving at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's synchronized 3 metre springboard, Diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's synchronized 10 metre platform, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 3 metre springboard, Men's 10 metre platform, Men's synchronized 3 metre springboard, Men's synchronized 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

Dmitri Ivanovich Sautin (Russian: Дмитрий Иванович Саутин; born 15 March 1974) is a Russian diver who has won more medals than any other Olympic diver. He was born in Voronezh. Sautin started ...more
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Greg Louganis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1960-01-29

Place Of Birth: El Cajon, United States of America, California, San Diego County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard, Diving at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard, Diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 10 metre platform, Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics, 1976 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1984 Summer Olympics, 1976 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal

Gregory Efthimios Louganis (;born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, on both the springboard and ...more

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Dara Torres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1967-04-15

Place Of Birth: Jupiter, United States of America, Florida, Palm Beach County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming 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 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 50 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre butterfly, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 4x200m freestyle relay, Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 50m freestyle, Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 100m butterfly

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1992 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Bronze medal, Gold medal

Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competitive swimmer, who is a 12-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first swimmer ...more

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Basketball

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1984-12-30

Place Of Birth: Akron, United States of America, Ohio, Summit County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball, Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1981-10-29

Place Of Birth: Newport Beach, United States of America, California, Orange County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre Individual Medley, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke, Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre breaststroke

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 200m breaststroke, Women's 200m individual medley, Women's 100m breaststroke

Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal, Bronze medal

Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981), also known by her married name Amanda Brown, is an American swimmer and a seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze). She is a ...more

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Jenny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1973-02-26

Place Of Birth: Dover, United States of America, New Hampshire, Strafford County, Seacoast Region

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 4x100 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, + more

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 100m freestyle

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal, Bronze medal

Jennifer Beth Thompson (born February 26, 1973) is an American former competition swimmer and anesthesiologist. She is one of the most decorated Olympians in history: twelve medals, including ...more

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Cathy Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Track and field athletics

Olympic Country: Australia

Date Of Birth: 1973-02-16

Place Of Birth: Mackay, Australia, Queensland, Earth, Oceania, + more

Nationality: Australia

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres, Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metres

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Athletics, 400m

Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal

Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman, (born 16 February 1973) is an Australian former sprinter, who specialised in the 400 metres event. She would occasionally compete in other track events, but 400m ...more
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Klete Keller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Olympic Gold Medal Winners
Swimming

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1982-03-21

Place Of Birth: Phoenix, United States of America, Arizona, Maricopa County

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Men's 400m freestyle

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal, Silver medal

Klete D. Keller (born March 21, 1982) is an American former competition swimmer who won medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle and the ...more