Top 10 Greatest Olympians Of All Time

Friday, Apr 14, 2017

In this list we are going to show the top 10 greatest olympians of all time.They are the highest winners of the olympic medals in the history.These olympians are of different talents some are swimmer, gymnast, kayaker and skier.

10. Bjorn Daehlie

Bjorn Daehlie

Bjorn Daehlie is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier he is the most successful cross-country skier in history.He won 12 medals and tied with Paavo Nurmi and Birgit Fischer in olympic medals.He won 8 gold medals and 4 silver medals.He won the Nordic World Cup 6 times and won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships in very short time from 1991 to 1999 and this records making him the greatest cross-country skier of all time.He was also a successful businessman in real estate and fashion.

9. Birgit Fischer

Birgit Fischer

Birgit Fischer is a German kayaker who is widely considered as the greatest kayaker of all time.She won eight gold medals over six different Olympic Games which is very unique record.She has a total of 12 olympic awards in which she has 8 gold medal and 4 silver medals.She is both the youngest and oldest kayaking champion in history having finished first on the podium at 18-years-old and 42-years-old.She also voted for German sportswoman of the year in 2004.Fischer is also a photographer and displays works through the Art of the Olympians.

8. Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi was a runner from Finland.Nurmi was the first man to win five gold medals at the same Olympics and famously ran with a stopwatch in hand to track his performance.He helds a total of 12 olympic medals in which 9 are gold medals and 3 are silver medals.He is widely considered the best runner in the history on olympic.He was also known by his nickname 'Flying Finn'.He was undefeated for a world record 121 races at the event of 800 meters and above running.He was also the lighter of the Olympic Flame at 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics.Nurmi became the first, and so far only, runner to hold the world record in the mile, the 5000 m and the 10,000 m races at the same time.

7. Takashi Ono

Takashi Ono

Takashi Ono is a retired Japanese gymnast he is also one of the greatest olympic gymnast and one of the best gymnast from Japan.He as 5 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals he tied with Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Boris Shakhlin and Edoardo Mangiarotti for winning a total of 13 olympic medals.He was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

6. Edoardo Mangiarotti

Edoardo Mangiarotti

Edoardo Mangiarotti was an Italian fencer he was one of the greatest fencer in the history of sport.He won total 13 olympic medals tied with Boris Shakhlin and Ole Einar Bjorndalen in which 6 are gold medals, 5 are silver medals and 2 are bronze medals.He also won 19 Olympic titles and World championships, more than any other fencer in the history.

5. Boris Shakhlin

Boris Shakhlin

Boris Shakhlin was a Soviet gymnast he was one of the greatest all-around champion.He won a total of 13 medals in which 7 are gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals he also won 14 medals at the World Championships.He also held the record of highest olympic gold medals by a male but this record was broken by Nikolai Andrianov which is one the greatest gymnast of all time. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.He was awarded the Red Banner of Labor in 1956 and the Order of Lenin in 1960.

4. Ole Einar Bjorndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Ole Einar Bjorndalen is a Norwegian professional biathlete he is also very popular by his nickname 'The King of Biathlon'.He is one of the greatest and most medaled winter olympian in the world and also the best and most successful biathlete of all time.He holds total 13 medals under which 8 are gold, 4 are silver and 1 is of bronze.He is ranked no 1 in career victories on Biathlon World Cup tour.

3. Nikolai Andrianov

Nikolai Andrianov

Nikolai Andrianov was a Russian gymnast he held the record for men for the most Olympic medals but this record was broken by none other than Michael Phelps.He had a total of 15 medals in which 7 medals are of gold, 5 are silver and 3 are bronze medals.He won 10 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in various European Championships.He also holds 12 medals in which is a record for most individual Olympic medals and 6 gold medals tied with Boris Shakhlin and Dmitry Bilozerchev for most individual Olympic gold medals in gymnastics.

2. Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina is a former Russian Soviet gymnast she is considered as the greatest olympian of all time after Michael Phelps because of her medals that she won.She has a total of 18 medals in which 9 are gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.She is the greatest female olympian of all time.She holds the record for most individual medals won at the Olympics.She is known for making Soviet Union the domineering nation in the arena of gymnasts.She is such a great lady that she won 4 gold medals in the 1958 World Championships while being four months pregnant.

1. Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is the greatest olympian of all time he is american swimmer and considered as the most decorative olympian of all time.He ranked no 1. because of his total number medals he wins he has 28 medals in which 23 medals are gold, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.He is one and the only olympian who has 23 gold medals this made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.Phelps is also known by his nickname "Flying Fish".Phelps was chosen to be a captain of the 2016 US Olympic team.

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