Michael Phelps from the USA has won 8 gold medals for swimming in this years Olympics in Beijing. Before that the record was 7, also held by a swimmer - Mark Spitz.
Kristin Otto (6 Gold medals in a single Olympic).
Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
to an individual athlete Michael Phelps 2008 - 8 gold medals
Canada won 14 gold medals in the 2010 Vancouver games - the record for a single Winter games.
Michael Phelps 8 gold in 2008.
Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics with the eight golds he won at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Mark Spitz, winning 7 medals, then a new record. This record has since been pasted by Alexander Dityatin in 1980 and Michael Phelps in 2004 and 2008; both athletes have won 8 medals in a single Olympics. But Spitz would retain the title of most gold medals until 2008 as Dityatin won 3 gold 5 silver and a bronze in 1980. Phelps won 8 gold medals in a single Olympic game in 2008, which set a new record of most gold medals in a single Olympic.
Michael Phelps, 8.
14 in 2010
Michael Phelps has won 8 gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Michael Phelps also matched his own record for most medals won in a single Olympics winning 8 in the 2004 Athens Olympics (6 Gold, 2 Bronze) and 8 Gold Medals in the Beijing Olympics. He also holds the Record for most Gold Medals ever won with 14. Mark Spitz held the record for most Gold Medals won in a single Olympic Games with 7 in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. That record was broken by Michale Phelps.
Japan won the most Olympic gold medals, with a total of 58 medals by the end of the 2004 Games.
Norway is the country that has won the most number of Winter Olympic gold medals. Norway has a cumulative total of 118 gold medals.
China with 51 gold medals.
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).
Michael Phelps 2008 with 8 golds in swimming
Michael Phelps with 8 gold medals
Michael Phelps has won 14 gold medals.
Michael Phelps with 14 gold medals.
Michael Phelps has the most with 8 gold medals
Michael Phelps has the most Olympic Gold medals as of January 2015. He has 22 medals total, 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. 11 of his gold medals are from individual events.
Natalie Coughlin of the USA won a total of 5 medals in Beijing. 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 bronze This was the most a women has every won in a single olympic games...
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympic Games in 8 by swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States at the 2008 Games.
The most won by a single athlete is 8 - Mark Spitz of the USA. (Swimming)
Through the 2008 Games that would be swimmer Michael Phelps of the United States who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.