10 Most Successful Athletes in Olympic History

Thousands of athletes from all over the world come and participate in the global sporting competitions of the Olympic Games. Whether it is the summer games or the winter games, these competitions always attract a huge number of spectators.

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All eyes are glued on the athletes as they take part in a wide variety of sports. These athletes show no less focus, talent and diligence than the stars of any of the popular sports. Let us take a look at the 10 Most Successful Athletes in Olympic History.

10. Jenny Thompson

Most Successful Athletes in Olympic
Most Successful Athletes in Olympic

Retired professional female swimmer Jenny Thompson was born on 26th February 1973, in Danvers, Massachusetts, and is the tenth most decorated Olympian of all time. She participated in summer Olympic Games as a member of the United States team throughout her professional swimming career. She achieved a total of 12 medals in her active Olympic career between 1992 and 2004, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of most successful athletes in Olympic history. Jenny Thompson won a total of 8 gold medals, 3 silver medals and a bronze medal in swimming events of the Olympic Games.

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9. Sawao Kato

Most Successful Athletes in Olympic
Most Successful Athletes in Olympic

Former professional male Gymnast Sawao Kato was born on 11th October 1946, in Gosen, Niigata, Japan, and is the ninth most decorated Olympian of all time. He participated in summer Olympic Games as a member of the Japanese team throughout his professional gymnastic career. He achieved a total of 12 medals in his active Olympic career between 1968 and 1976, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of most successful athletes in Olympic history. Sawao Kato won a total of 8 gold medals, 3 silver medals and a bronze medal in Gymnastic events of the Olympic Games.

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8. Birgit Fischer

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Most Successful Athletes in Olympic

Retired professional female kayaker Birgit Fischer was born on 25th February 1962, in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, and is the eighth most decorated Olympian of all time. She participated in summer Olympic Games as a member of the German team throughout her professional Canoeing career. She achieved a total of 12 medals in her active Olympic career between 1980 and 2004, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of most successful athletes in Olympic history. Birgit Fischer won a total of 8 gold medals and 4 silver medals in Canoeing events of the Olympic Games.

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