It 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?
|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|