Which British Olympian has the most gold medals?

Who has the most gold Olympic medals UK?

The most successful British Olympian by gold medals won is Jason Kenny, who has won seven gold medals in track cycling. He is followed by Sir Chris Hoy who won six. Kenny also has the most total medals with 9, followed by fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins who has eight.

Which Olympian has won the most gold medals?

Here are lists of the top-10 greatest gold medal winners, from all summer Olympic Games (including 2021). As with the total medal list, the clear leader here is Michael Phelps, with the top ranked female Larisa Latynina sharing nine gold medals with Paavo Nurmi, Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz.

Who is the most decorated British Olympian?

Cyclist Jason Kenny tops the all-time British Olympian medal table with eight medals in all – seven golds and two bronze. He is closely followed by fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins – who has five golds, one silver and two bronze – and Sir Chris Hoy, who has six golds and one silver.

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Who is Britain’s greatest Olympian?

Jason Kenny became Britain’s greatest Olympian and admitted his only thought was a quiet night – rather than becoming a knight. His brilliant seventh gold in cycling’s crazy keirin took him past Sir Chris Hoy and secured a ninth career medal too, overtaking Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Which British woman has won the most Olympic medals?

The most decorated female British athlete is rower Katherine Grainger, who won five medals during a 16-year Olympic career.

  • Max Whitlock – five (two gold, three bronze)
  • Katherine Grainger – five (one gold, four silver)
  • Kathleen McKane Godfree – five (one gold, two silver, two bronze)

Who is the most successful British athlete?

Sir Mo Farah

Farah is the most decorated British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. He won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and also completed the double at the World Championships in 2013 and 2015. He is the first man to successfully defend his titles at both major competitions.

Who has the second most gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over career

No. Athlete Total
1 Michael Phelps 28
2 Larisa Latynina 18
3 Paavo Nurmi 12
4 Mark Spitz 11

Who has won 5 consecutive Olympic gold medals?

The legend of Sir Steve Redgrave, the only rower to have won five gold medals – Olympic News. International Olympic Committee. All Rights Reserved.

Who has won 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals?

Al Oerter, in full Alfred Oerter, Jr., (born Sept. 19, 1936, Astoria, Queens, N.Y., U.S.—died Oct. 1, 2007, Fort Myers, Fla.), American discus thrower, who won four consecutive Olympic gold medals (1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968), setting an Olympic record each time.

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Who is Britains most decorated female Olympian?

The title of Britain’s most successful female athlete is one Dujardin is not guaranteed to hold for long. At the time of writing, Laura Kenny has won four medals, all of them gold, at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and while she nearly retired through injury, she is very much still active.

Which woman has the most Olympic gold medals?

Most number of Olympic medals won

Among the women, 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.