BandOfGoldIt took me a few days and a few tries, but I finally found an up-to-date chart listing Olympic medals in the modern era.

It really emphasizes just how remarkable Michael Phelps has been.

His total medal count is 28 – 23 of those gold.

The nearest number of total wins is 18 – 9 were gold.

The math is staggering!

Will he return in 2020?


Rank Athlete Nation Sport Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michael Phelps United States Swimming 2004–2016 Summer M 23 3 2 28
2 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union Gymnastics 1956–1964 Summer F 9 5 4 18
3 Nikolai Andrianov Soviet Union Gymnastics 1972–1980 Summer M 7 5 3 15

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