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


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


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


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


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


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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