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Facts & Figures

MOST DECORATED Olympians of All-Time;

  • + Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning 28 medals in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. 23 of which are gold medals, the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.
  • + Michael Phelps also holds the record for most Olympic golds won in a single edition of the Summer Games, with eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - he won gold in every event he took part in.
  • + Former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, with 18 Olympic medals, is the most successful female Olympian. Nine of those were gold, a record for most golds by a female athlete at the Olympics.
  • + German swimmer Kristin Otto leads the way among the women, having won six gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

YOUNGEST Olympians of All-Time

  • + Denmark’s Inge Sorensen is the youngest female athlete to win an individual Olympic medal. Sorensen won bronze in the 200m breaststroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when she was 12 years and 24 days old.
  • + Nils Skoglund became the youngest male athlete to win an individual Olympic medal when he took silver in the plain high diving event at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. He was 14 years and 11 days old.

MOST APPEARANCES at the Olympic Games

  • + Having participated in 10 Olympic Games from 1972 to 2012, Canadian equestrian rider Ian Millar is the man with the most Olympic appearances to date. He won one Olympic silver medal.
  • + Nino Salukvadze participated in 9 Olympic games starting out as a Soviet Union shooter at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, she represented the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics and then represented Georgia at next six games editions. She won the gold medal in the 25 meter pistol and a silver and bronze in the 10 m air pistol. 
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