The British athlete who has won the most gold medals is Sebastian Cole.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, no British athlete has won 8 Olympic gold medals. The most Olympic gold medals a British athlete has won is 5 by rower Steve Redgrave. Redgrave also won 9 World Championship gold medals and 3 Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Which X-Games athlete has won the most gold medals - all time?
to an individual athlete Michael Phelps 2008 - 8 gold medals
Michael Phelps the SWIMMER
Michael Phelps of the US has the most olympic gold medals (14 total in 2004 and 2008) and the most medals by a male athlete (16 including his 2 bronze medals).
The most outstanding athlete in the 1936 Olympics was Jesse Owens , with four gold medals.
Ian Thorpe has 5 god medals in swimming.
Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave a British rower won gold medals from 1984 thru 2000.
No individual athlete won seven gold medals in 1988. Swimmer Kristin Otto of East Germany won the most gold medals with 6.
Larissa Latynina (USSR) has won the most number of medals in the Olympic Games with an incredible tally of 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze).Micheal Phelps (USA) has won the most medals by a male athlete with 16 (14 gold and 2 silver) and he has won the most Olympic Gold Medals with 14.
Michael Phelps won 4 Gold medals
Prior to the start of the 2012 games, the most total medals won by a single athlete is 18 by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latyninawho competed in 1956, 1960, and 1964.The most held by a male athlete is 16 by Michael Phelpsof the US, who has 14 gold and 2 bronze. The 14 gold (2004 and 2008) are also the most by any Olympic athlete. 10 of his medals are in individual events and 6 in team competition.The male athlete with the most individual medals is Soviet gymnast Nicolai Andrianov with 12 medals, including 6 gold, between 1972 and 1980.
Michael Phelps 8 gold in 2008.
Michael Phelps won the most with 14.
Michael Phelps (18) after the 4 in 2012
Michael Phelps, 8.
Tony Hawk. He has 9