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On the Road to London 2012.. Top 10 Most Decorated Olympians
Every four years, the world comes together to watch athletes compete in either summer or winter sports competitions. Many athletes aspire and dream about the Olympics, few make it. But for those few, they are the top of their sport and arguably some of the best athletes of all time. Over the last 29 Olympics, there have been more than 12,000 medals handed out and this top 10 list is just a paltry sum when compared to the overall total. However, these Top 10 Olympians represent the cream of the crop winning the most gold medals.
For this list, ties are broken by most silver after gold and then most bronze.


10. Matt Biondi:

Full Name: Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Career: 1983-1992
Date of Birth: October 8, 1965 (age 46)
Nationality: American
Sport: Swimming
Specialty: Butterfly, Freestyle
Record: 8 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics.




9. Jenny Thompson:

Full Name: Jennifer Beth Thompson
Career: 1987-2004
Date of Birth: 26/02/1973
Nationality: American
Sport: Swimming
Specialty: Butterfly, Freestyle
Record: 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.




8. Sawao Kato:

Career: 1968-1976
Date of Birth: 11/10/1946
Nationality: Japanese
Sport: Gymnastics
Specialty: Artistic Gymnastics
Record: 8gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics.




7. Birgit Fischer:

Career: 1978-2005
Date of Birth: 25/02/1962
Nationality: German
Sport: Kayak
Specialty: Canoe Sprint
Record: 8 gold and 4 silver in the 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2004 Olympics.




6. Bjørn Dæhlie:


Full Name: Bjørn Erlend Dæhlie

Career: 1989–1999
Date of Birth: 19/06/1967
Nationality: Norseman
Sport: Ski
Specialty: Cross-country Skier
Record: 8 gold and 4 silver in the 1992, 1996 and 1998 Olympics.




5. Carl Lewis:

Full Name: Frederick Carlton Lewis
Career: 1979–1997
Date of Birth: 01/07/1961
Nationality: American
Sport: Track and Field Athletics
Specialty: Long Jump and Sprint
Record: 9 gold and 1 silver in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics.




4. Mark Spitz:

Full Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Career: 1968–1973
Date of Birth: 10/02/1950
Nationality: American
Sport: Swimming
Specialty: Butterfly, Freestyle
Record: 9 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.




3. Paavo Nurmi:

Full Name: Paavo Johannes Nurmi

Career: 1920–1939
Date of Birth: 13/06/1897
Nationality: Finnish
Sport: Track and Field Athletics
Specialty: Long and middle Distance running
Record: 9 gold and 3 silver in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics.




2. Larissa Latynina:


Full Name: Larisa Semyonovna Latynina
Career: 1954–1966
Date of Birth: 27/12/1934
Nationality: Russian-Ukrainian
Sport: Gymnastics
Specialty: Artistic Gymnastics
Record: 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics.




1. Michael Phelps: the Baltimore Bullet


Full Name: Michael Fred Phelps
Career: since 2000
Date of Birth: 30/06/1985
Nationality: American
Sport: Swimming
Specialty: Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle, Individual Medley
Record: 11 gold and 2 bronze medals from the 2004 and 2008 Olympics


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