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Athletes with Most Olympic Medals in Athletics

Which athletes have won the most medals in athletics at the Olympics?
G, S, B : Gold, Silver, Bronze
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Last updated: July 19, 2022
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Event(s)
Years
Country
G
S
B
Total
Answer
Distance Running
1920-1928
Finland
9
3
0
12
Paavo Nurmi
Sprints, Long Jump
1984-1996
USA
9
1
0
10
Carl Lewis
100m, 200m
2008-2016
Jamaica
8
0
0
8
Usain Bolt
Long Jump, High Jump
1900-1908
USA
8
0
0
8
Ray Ewry
Sprinting
2004-2020
USA
7
3
1
11
Allyson Felix
Distance Running
1924-1928
Finland
5
3
0
8
Ville Ritola
100m, 200m
2016-2020
Jamaica
5
1
0
6
Elaine Thompson-Herah
100m
1984-1992
USA
4
1
0
5
Evelyn Ashford
Distance Running
1912-1920
Finland
4
1
0
5
Hannes Kolehmainen
Middle Distance Running
1908-1912
USA
4
1
0
5
Mel Sheppard
Distance Running
1948-1952
Czechoslovakia
4
1
0
5
Emil Zatopek
400m
2004-2012
USA
4
0
1
5
Sanya Richards-Ross
Sprints, Hurdles
1948
Netherlands
4
0
0
4
Fanny Blankers-Koen
Sprinting
1956-1964
Australia
4
0
0
4
Betty Cuthbert
100m, 110m Hurdles
1948-1952
USA
4
0
0
4
Harrison Dillard
5000m, 10000m
2012-2016
Great Britain
4
0
0
4
Mohamed Farah
200m, 400m
1992-2000
USA
4
0
0
4
Michael Johnson
Race Walking
1996-2004
Poland
4
0
0
4
Robert Korzeniowski
Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump
1900
USA
4
0
0
4
Alvin Kraenzlein
Discus
1956-1968
USA
4
0
0
4
Al Oerter
Sprints, Long Jump
1936
USA
4
0
0
4
Jesse Owens
5000m, 10000m
1972-1976
Finland
4
0
0
4
Lasse Virén
Sprinting
1976-1980
East Germany
4
0
0
4
Bärbel Wöckel
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