Top Ten Athletes who won Olympic Medals for Multiple Sports

Olympics sport event is one of the most important sports events that happen once every two years. These sports events are meant for all the countries in the entire world. Victory in Olympics is the biggest honour to any of the athletes. This prestigious event is held in different countries every term. Recently it was held in Beijing in the year 2008.
There is a whole range of games organized in this event. Winning in this event is definitely not an easy task as it might seem to be. Some of the athletes have managed to grab medals for more than one sport. Thus, their contribution is something that needs to be shown to the world. Often, we might wonder that if winning a single medal itself is so difficult, how people can manage to do the same continuously for a period of time over and over again. Thus, here are the names of a few amazing athletes who have achieved so much in more than one sport.


1. Clara Hughes:
Clara Hughes

She was born in Winnipeg on September 27, 1972. She is an athlete who is not just a Canadian Cyclist but also a speed skater. She has won Olympic medals in both the games. This implies that she has won both the summer and winter games of Olympics. By 2006, she was the only person to have won medals in both summer and winter games.


2. Paavo Johannes Aaltonen (1919-1962):
Paavo Johannes Aaltonen

Born on December 11th, he was a Finnish gymnast. He has also won Olympic medals three times. In fact, he is regarded as the 2nd most successful gymnast in the Olympics event that was held in 1948. He has also won in Pommel Horse, Vault, etc.


3. Kjetil Andre Aamodt:
Kjetil Andre Aamodt

Born on September 2nd, 1971, he has achieved some amazing titles in the alpine skiing. He has also ended up winning about 8 Olympic medals in all which combine 4 Gold medals, 2 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals.


4. Cindy Klassen:
Cindy Klassen

She was born in the year 1979. She is a Canadian Skater and has won several Olympic medals in this sport. Also, she started her career as an Ice Hockey player.


5. Carl Lewis:
Carl Lewis

He was born on July 1st of 1961. He was a multi-sport Olympian and has won about ten Olympic medals of which 9 were gold. He is a dominant sprinter and also a long jumper.


6. Ahn Hyuu-Soo:

He has won three gold medals in the Olympics and is a short track speed skater. He was born in 1985 in South Korea.


7. Michael Phelps:
Beijing Olympics Swimming

He is an American and was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in the year 1985. He has broken about thirty seven world records in swimming alone. He also has achieved 14 medals in the Olympics events. He is also a gymnast apart from being a swimmer. Achievements under his belt are numerous and considering his age, it is just phenomenal for a youngster like him.


8. Larissa Semyonovna Latynina:
Larissa Semyonovna Latynina

She is a Russian Gymnast born in Ukraine. She currently holds the record for the most number of individual medals owned in the Olympics. She has about 14 individual medals and an entire collection of 18 medals that is inclusive of group events too.


9. Jesse Owens:

Born in Berlin, Germany in the year 1980, this athlete has won 4 Olympic gold medals in both running as well as long jump. He won all these in the 1936 Olympics itself.


10. Fanny Blankers Koen:
Fanny Blankers Koen

She is a Dutch athlete who has won 4 gold medals as a sprinter.



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  1. JO

    Jesse Owens: “Born in Berlin, Germany in the year 1980, this athlete has won 4 Olympic gold medals[…]He won all these in the 1936 Olympics itself.” ????

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