Top 10 Most Nominated Olympic Athletes

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Let us have a look at the top 10 most awarded Olympian who have excelled in their sport and are easily considered the best athletes of all time.

 

1. Michael Phelps

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This Olympic phenomenon has been given all possible moniker to describe his near superhuman Olympic feat. Michael Phelps has surpassed 30 world records and is the all-time winner of most Olympic gold medals won.

 

2. Larissa Latynina

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This Ukrainian female gymnast of the former USSR is regarded as the Olympian with most number of medals won in modern Olympic history.

 

3. Paavo Nurmi

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He is popularly referred to as one of the Flying Finns. He is regarded as the fastest long distance and middle distance athlete in the 1920s. He has so far tallied 9 gold medals and 3 silver medals spanning 1920 Olympics, 1924 Olympics and 1928 Olympics.

 

4. Mark Spitz

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He is hailed as the Swimmer of the Year in 1969 and for two consecutive years of 1971 and 1972 after having participated in 2 World Olympics. Mark Spitz holds the record of most gold medals worn is a single Olympic having tallied seven gold medals.

 

5. Carl Lewis

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Carl Lewis is hailed as the greatest athlete of modern Olympic history. He competed in several track events and won a total of 9 gold medals and 1 silver medal spanning 4 Olympic stages.

 

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