All-Time Olympic Medal Lists

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) has now won 12 medals in biathlon and is going for 13 today in the men’s 20 km. He is tied with his countryman Bjørn Dæhlie for the most medals won at the Winter Olympics with 12, and is trying to break that record. So how does he stand all-time among all Olympians and who are the all-time leaders for most medals and most gold medals won. We’ll give you the lists, including those for Winter Olympics, both Winter and Summer, and also look at individual medals and individual gold medals. In all the lists, women are presented first, followed by the men.

Most Medals, Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport TM
Raisa Smetanina F W EUN/URS CCS 10
Stefania Belmondo F W ITA CCS 10
Lyubov Yegorova F W EUN/RUS CCS 9
Claudia Pechstein F W GER SSK 9
Uschi Disl F W GER BIA 9
Galina Kulakova F W URS CCS 8
Karin Enke-Kania F W GDR SSK 8
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann F W GER SSK 8
Larisa Lazutina F W EUN/RUS CCS 7
Marit Bjørgen F W NOR CCS 7
Kati Wilhelm F W GER BIA 7
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen F W FIN CCS 7
Yelena Välbe F W EUN/RUS CCS 7
Manuela Di Centa F W ITA CCS 7
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich F W GDR SSK 7
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 12
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 12
Sixten Jernberg M W SWE CCS 9
Ricco Groß M W GER BIA 8
Kjetil André Aamodt M W NOR ASK 8
Sven Fischer M W GER BIA 8
Apolo Anton Ohno M W USA STK 8
Clas Thunberg M W FIN SSK 7
Ivar Ballangrud M W NOR SSK 7
Veikko Hakulinen M W FIN CCS 7
Eero Mäntyranta M W FIN CCS 7
Felix Gottwald M W AUT NCO 7
Bogdan Musiol M W GDR/GER BOB 7
Vladimir Smirnov M W KAZ/URS CCS 7

 

Most Gold Medals, Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport G
Lyubov Yegorova F W EUN/RUS CCS 6
Lidiya Skoblikova F W URS SSK 6
Claudia Pechstein F W GER SSK 5
Larisa Lazutina F W EUN/RUS CCS 5
Bonnie Blair F W USA SSK 5
Raisa Smetanina F W EUN/URS CCS 4
Galina Kulakova F W URS CCS 4
Janica Kostelić F W CRO ASK 4
Wang Meng F W CHN STK 4
Jeon I-Gyeong F W KOR STK 4
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 8
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 7
Clas Thunberg M W FIN SSK 5
Thomas Alsgaard M W NOR CCS 5
Eric Heiden M W USA SSK 5
Sixten Jernberg M W SWE CCS 4
Ricco Groß M W GER BIA 4
Kjetil André Aamodt M W NOR ASK 4
Sven Fischer M W GER BIA 4
Ivar Ballangrud M W NOR SSK 4
Gunde Svan M W SWE CCS 4
Yevgeny Grishin M W URS SSK 4
Johann Olav Koss M W NOR SSK 4
Matti Nykänen M W FIN SKJ 4
Nikolay Zimyatov M W URS CCS 4
Aleksandr Tikhonov M W URS BIA 4
André Lange M W GER BOB 4
Kevin Kuske M W GER BOB 4
Simon Ammann M W SUI SKJ 4
Thomas Wassberg M W SWE CCS 4

 

Most Individual Medals, Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport ITM
Claudia Pechstein F W GER SSK 8
Karin Enke-Kania F W GDR SSK 8
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann F W GER SSK 8
Raisa Smetanina F W EUN/URS CCS 7
Stefania Belmondo F W ITA CCS 7
Lyubov Yegorova F W EUN/RUS CCS 7
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich F W GDR SSK 7
Lidiya Skoblikova F W URS SSK 6
Bonnie Blair F W USA SSK 6
Janica Kostelić F W CRO ASK 6
Kateřina Neumannová F W CZE CCS 6
Anja Pärson F W SWE ASK 6
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 9
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 9
Kjetil André Aamodt M W NOR ASK 8
Sixten Jernberg M W SWE CCS 7
Clas Thunberg M W FIN SSK 7
Ivar Ballangrud M W NOR SSK 7
Apolo Anton Ohno M W USA STK 6
Vladimir Smirnov M W KAZ/URS CCS 6
Johan Grøttumsbråten M W NOR CCS/NCO 6
Roald Larsen M W NOR SSK 6

 

Most Individual Gold Medals, Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport IG
Lidiya Skoblikova F W URS SSK 6
Bonnie Blair F W USA SSK 5
Lyubov Yegorova F W EUN/RUS CCS 4
Claudia Pechstein F W GER SSK 4
Janica Kostelić F W CRO ASK 4
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 6
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 5
Clas Thunberg M W FIN SSK 5
Eric Heiden M W USA SSK 5
Kjetil André Aamodt M W NOR ASK 4
Ivar Ballangrud M W NOR SSK 4
Yevgeny Grishin M W URS SSK 4
Johann Olav Koss M W NOR SSK 4
Simon Ammann M W SUI SKJ 4

 

Most Medals, Summer and Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport TM
Larysa Latynina F S URS GYM 18
Birgit Fischer-Schmidt F S GDR/GER CAN 12
Jenny Thompson F S USA SWI 12
Dara Torres F S USA SWI 12
Natalie Coughlin F S USA SWI 12
Věra Čáslavská F S TCH GYM 11
Ágnes Keleti F S HUN GYM 10
Polina Astakhova F S URS GYM 10
Raisa Smetanina F W EUN/URS CCS 10
Stefania Belmondo F W ITA CCS 10
Franziska van Almsick F S GER SWI 10
Michael Phelps M S USA SWI 22
Nikolay Andrianov M S URS GYM 15
Borys Shakhlin M S URS GYM 13
Edoardo Mangiarotti M S ITA FEN 13
Takashi Ono M S JPN GYM 13
Paavo Nurmi M S FIN ATH 12
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 12
Sawao Kato M S JPN GYM 12
Aleksey Nemov M S RUS GYM 12
Mark Spitz M S USA SWI 11
Matt Biondi M S USA SWI 11
Viktor Chukarin M S URS GYM 11
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 12
Carl Osburn M S USA SHO 11
Ryan Lochte M S USA SWI 11
Carl Lewis M S USA ATH 10
Aladár Gerevich M S HUN FEN 10
Hubert Van Innis M S BEL ARC 10
Akinori Nakayama M S JPN GYM 10
Vitaly Shcherbo M S BLR/EUN GYM 10
Gary Hall Jr. M S USA SWI 10
Aleksandr Dityatin M S URS GYM 10

 

Most Gold Medals, Summer and Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport G
Larysa Latynina F S URS GYM 9
Birgit Fischer-Schmidt F S GDR/GER CAN 8
Jenny Thompson F S USA SWI 8
Věra Čáslavská F S TCH GYM 7
Lyubov Yegorova F W EUN/RUS CCS 6
Valentina Vezzali F S ITA FEN 6
Lidiya Skoblikova F W URS SSK 6
Kristin Otto F S GDR SWI 6
Amy Van Dyken F S USA SWI 6
Michael Phelps M S USA SWI 18
Ray Ewry M S USA ATH 10
Paavo Nurmi M S FIN ATH 9
Mark Spitz M S USA SWI 9
Carl Lewis M S USA ATH 9
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 8
Sawao Kato M S JPN GYM 8
Matt Biondi M S USA SWI 8
Ray Ewry M S USA ATH 8
Nikolay Andrianov M S URS GYM 7
Borys Shakhlin M S URS GYM 7
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 7
Viktor Chukarin M S URS GYM 7
Aladár Gerevich M S HUN FEN 7
Edoardo Mangiarotti M S ITA FEN 6
Hubert Van Innis M S BEL ARC 6
Akinori Nakayama M S JPN GYM 6
Vitaly Shcherbo M S BLR/EUN GYM 6
Gert Fredriksson M S SWE CAN 6
Reiner Klimke M S FRG/GER EQU 6
Chris Hoy M S GBR CYC 6
Pál Kovács M S HUN FEN 6
Usain Bolt M S JAM ATH 6
Nedo Nadi M S ITA FEN 6
Rudolf Kárpáti M S HUN FEN 6

 

Most Individual Medals, Summer and Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport ITM
Larysa Latynina F S URS GYM 14
Věra Čáslavská F S TCH GYM 8
Claudia Pechstein F W GER SSK 8
Karin Enke-Kania F W GDR SSK 8
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann F W GER SSK 8
Michael Phelps M S USA SWI 13
Nikolay Andrianov M S URS GYM 12
Borys Shakhlin M S URS GYM 10
Takashi Ono M S JPN GYM 10
Aleksey Nemov M S RUS GYM 10
Paavo Nurmi M S FIN ATH 9
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 9
Sawao Kato M S JPN GYM 9
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 9
Viktor Chukarin M S URS GYM 9
Vitaly Shcherbo M S BLR/EUN GYM 9
Martin Sheridan M S USA ATH 9
Carl Lewis M S USA ATH 8
Akinori Nakayama M S JPN GYM 8
Aleksandr Dityatin M S URS GYM 8
Ray Ewry M S USA ATH 8
Kjetil André Aamodt M W NOR ASK 8

 

Most Individual Gold Medals, Summer and Winter Olympics

Name Gdr Ssn NOC Sport IG
Věra Čáslavská F S TCH GYM 7
Larysa Latynina F S URS GYM 6
Lidiya Skoblikova F W URS SSK 6
Nadia Comăneci F S ROU GYM 5
Krisztina Egerszegi F S HUN SWI 5
Bonnie Blair F W USA SSK 5
Michael Phelps M S USA SWI 11
Ray Ewry M S USA ATH 8
Carl Lewis M S USA ATH 7
Nikolay Andrianov M S URS GYM 6
Borys Shakhlin M S URS GYM 6
Paavo Nurmi M S FIN ATH 6
Bjørn Dæhlie M W NOR CCS 6
Sawao Kato M S JPN GYM 5
Ole Einar Bjørndalen M W NOR BIA 5
Viktor Chukarin M S URS GYM 5
Vitaly Shcherbo M S BLR/EUN GYM 5
Martin Sheridan M S USA ATH 5
Gert Fredriksson M S SWE CAN 5
Clas Thunberg M W FIN SSK 5
Eric Heiden M W USA SSK 5

 

One thought on “All-Time Olympic Medal Lists”

  1. Bjorndalen has now contested this event (Men’s 20 km Biathlon) in six straight Winter Olympic Games. His 34th place today means he did not Cycle in the event or achieve a Silver Medal 3-Peat, but it was still an improvement by two spots from his 36th place the first time he contested the event in 1994 at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

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