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U.S. INDIVIDUAL RECORDS (SUMMER)
Individual Records (Overall) - U.S.
ALL-TIME MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSportG-S-B
16 Michael Phelps 2000, 2004, 2008 Swimming 14-0-2
11 Mark Spitz 1968, 1972 Swimming 9-1-1
11 Matt Biondi 1984, 1988, 1992 Swimming 8-2-1
11 Carl Osburn 1912, 1920, 1924 Shooting 5-4-2
10 Gary Hall, Jr. 1996, 2000, 2004 Swimming 5-3-2
10 Carl Lewis 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 Track & Field 9-1-0
8 Ray Ewry 1900, 1904, 1908 Track & Field 8-0-0
8 Don Schollander 1964, 1964 Track & Field 7-1-0
8 Apolo Anton Ohno 2002, 2006, 2010 Speedskating 2-2-4
7 Seven athletes tied
ALL-TIME MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSportG-S-B
12 Jenny Thompson 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Swimming 8-3-1
12 Dara Torres 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008 Swimming 4-4-4
11 Natalie Coughlin 2004, 2008 Swimming 3-4-4
9 Shirley Babashoff 1972, 1976 Swimming 3-6-0
7 Shannon Miller 1992, 1996 Gymnastics 2-2-3
7 Amanda Beard 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 Swimming 2-4-1
6 Amy Van Dyken 1996, 2000 Swimming 6-0-0
6 Jackie Joyner,Kersee 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 Track & Field 3-1-2
6 Angel Martino 1992, 1996 Swimming 3-0-3
6 Bonnie Blair 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994 Speedskating 5-0-1
ALL-TIME GOLD MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
14 Michael Phelps 2000, 2004, 2008 Swimming
9 Mark Spitz 1968, 1972 Swimming
9 Carl Lewis 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 Track & Field
8 Ray Ewry 1900, 1904, 1908 Track & Field
8 Matt Biondi 1984, 1988, 1992 Swimming
7 Don Schollander 1964, 1968 Swimming
5 13 athletes tied
ALL-TIME GOLD MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
8 Jenny Thompson 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Swimming
6 Amy Van Dyken 1996, 2000 Swimming
5 Bonnie Blair 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994 Speedskating
4 Dara Torres 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008 Swimming
4 Evelyn Ashford 1984, 1988, 1992 Track & Field
4 Janet Evans 1988, 1992 Swimming
4 Teresa Edwards 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 Basketball
4 Pat McCormick 1952, 1956 Diving
4 Lisa Leslie 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 Basketball
3 32 athletes tied
ALL-TIME SILVER MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 Carl Osburn 1912, 1920, 1924 Shooting
4 J. Michael Plumb 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1992 Equestrian
3 Burton Downing 1904 Cycling
3 Irving Baxter 1900 Track & Field
3 Earl Thomson 1932, 1936, 1948 Equestrian
3 Alexander McKee 1972, 1976 Swimming
3 Gary Hall, Jr. 1996, 2000, 2004 Swimming
3 Francis Gailey 1904 Swimming
3 Bode Miller 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 Skiing
3 Johnny Spillane 2002, 2006, 2010 Skiing
ALL-TIME SILVER MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
6 Shirley Babashoff 1972, 1976 Swimming
4 Amanda Beard 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 Swimming
4 Dara Torres 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008 Swimming
4 Kara Lynn Joyce 2004, 2008 Swimming
4 Natalie Coughlin 2004, 2008 Swimming
3 Paula Jean Myers 1952, 1956, 1960 Diving
3 Jenny Thompson 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Swimming
3 Shawn Johnson 2008 Gymnastics
3 Nastia Liukin 2008 Gymnastics
3 Leah Poulos,Mueller 1972, 1976, 1980 Speedskating
ALL-TIME BRONZE MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 William Merz 1904 Gymnastics
4 Robert Dover 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Equestrian
4 Apolo Anton Ohno 2002, 2006, 2010 Speedskating
3 Teddy Billington 1904 Cycling
3 George Calnan 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932 Fencing
3 George Breen 1956, 1960 Swimming
3 Frank Kungler 1904 Wrestling
3 Guenter Seidel 1996, 2000, 2004 Equestrian
2 56 athletes tied
ALL-TIME BRONZE MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 Dara Torres 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008 Swimming
4 Natalie Coughlin 2004, 2008 Swimming
3 Dominique Dawes 1992, 1996, 2000 Gymnastics
3 Shannon Miller 1992, 1996 Gymnastics
3 Angel Martino 1992, 1996 Swimming
2 21 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSportG-S-B
8 Michael Phelps 2008 Swimming 8-0-0
8 Michael Phelps 2004 Swimming 6-0-2
7 Matt Biondi 1988 Swimming 5-1-1
7 Mark Spitz 1972 Swimming 7-0-0
7 Willis Lee 1920 Shooting 5-1-1
7 Lloyd Spooner 1920 Shooting 4-1-2
6 Carl Osburn 1920 Shooting 4-1-1
6 Burton Downing 1904 Cycling 2-3-1
6 George Eyser 1904 Gymnastics 3-2-1
6 Anton Heida 1904 Gymnastics 5-1-0
SINGLE GAMES MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSportG-S-B
6 Natalie Coughlin 2008 Swimming 1-2-3
5 Nastia Liukin 2008 Gymnastics 1-3-1
5 Natalie Coughlin 2004 Swimming 2-2-1
5 Dara Torres 2000 Swimming 2-0-3
5 Shannon Miller 1992 Gymnastics 0-2-3
5 Mary Lou Retton 1984 Gymnastics 1-2-2
5 Shirley Babashoff 1976 Swimming 1-4-0
4 12 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES GOLD MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
8 Michael Phelps 2008 Swimming
7 Mark Spitz 1972 Swimming
6 Michael Phelps 2004 Swimming
5 Matt Biondi 1988 Swimming
5 Eric Heiden 1980 Speedskating
5 Willis Lee 1920 Shooting
5 Anton Heida 1904 Gymnastics
4 Eight athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES GOLD MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 Amy Van Dyken 1996 Swimming
3 20 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES SILVER MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
3 Johnny Spillane 2010 Skiing
3 Burton Downing 1904 Cycling
3 Irving Baxter 1900 Track & Field
2 29 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES SILVER MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 Shirley Babashoff 1976 Swimming
3 Shawn Johnson 2008 Gymnastics
3 Nastia Liukin 2008 Gymnastics
3 Dara Torres 2008 Swimming
2 26 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES BRONZE MEDALS – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
4 William Merz 1904 Gymnastics
3 Teddy Billington 1904 Cycling
2 33 athletes tied
SINGLE GAMES BRONZE MEDALS – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
3 Natalie Coughlin 2008 Swimming
3 Dara Torres 2000 Swimming
3 Shannon Miller 1992 Gymnastics
2 15 athletes tied
APPEARANCES – MEN
NumberNameYearsSport
7 J. Michael Plumb 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1992 Equestrian
6 Frank Chapot 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 Equestrian
6 Robert Dover 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Equestrian
6 Norman Cohn,Armitage 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956 Fencing
6 Bill McMillan 1952, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 Shooting
6 Philippe Boccara 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 (FRA); 1996, 2000 (USA) Canoe/Kayak
5 13 athletes tied
APPEARANCES – WOMEN
NumberNameYearsSport
6 Jan York,Romary 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 Fencing
5 Chris Witty 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006 Cycling/Speedskating
5 Teresa Edwards 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 Basketball
5 Dara Torres 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008 Swimming
5 Gail Devers 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Track & Field
5 Willye White 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 Track & Field
5 Olga Fikotová,Connolly 1956 (TCH); 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 (USA) Track & Field
4 40 athletes tied
YOUNGEST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
13 yrs, 56 days William Horton, Jr. 1952 Sailing
13 yrs, 229 days Ralph Flanagan 1932 Swimming
14 yrs, 173 days Thomas Mack, Jr. 1928 Rowing
14 yrs, 312 days George Passmore 1904 Lacrosse
15 yrs, 27 days Don Douglas 1932 Sailing
15 yrs, 43 days Henry Richardson 1904 Archery
15 yrs, 76 days Michael Phelps 2000 Swimming
15 yrs, 244 days Louis Menges 1904 Soccer
15 yrs, 303 days Lou Abell 1900 Rowing
15 yrs, 314 days Ed Gross 1932 Gymnastics
YOUNGEST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
12 yrs, 305 days Dorothy Poynton-Hill 1928 Diving
13 yrs, 122 days Donna de Varona 1960 Swimming
13 yrs, 210 days Elizabeth Ryan 1936 Swimming
13 yrs, 257 days Marjorie Gestring 1936 Diving
13 yrs, 298 days Matilda Scheurich 1924 Swimming
13 yrs, 320 days Marian Gilman 1928 Swimming
13 yrs, 357 days Aileen Riggin 1920 Diving
14 yrs, 40 days Helen Wainwright 1920 Diving
14 yrs, 47 days Peggy Rawls 1932 Diving
14 yrs, 92 days Pokey Watson 1964 Swimming
OLDEST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
71 yrs, 179 days Thomas Scott 1904 Archery
68 yrs, 112 days Samuel Duvall 1904 Archery
66 yrs, 173 days David McGowan 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 285 days G.C. Spencer 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 158 days Robert Williams 1904 Archery
60 yrs, 30 days Walter Winans 1912 Shooting
59 yrs, 320 days Charles Woodruff 1904 Archery
59 yrs, 103 days Everard Endt 1952 Sailing
58 yrs, 349 days Hartmann Pauly 1952 Equestrian
58 yrs, 86 days Charles Winder 1908 Shooting
OLDEST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
63 yrs, 250 days Eliza Pollock 1904 Archery
58 yrs, 74 days Emily Woodruff 1904 Archery
56 yrs, 165 days Libby Callahan 2008 Shooting
55 yrs, 297 days Emma Cooke 1904 Archery
54 yrs, 334 days Kyra Downton 1968 Equestrian
53 yrs, 347 days Debbie McDonald 2008 Equestrian
52 yrs, 170 days Libby Callahan 2004 Shooting
51 yrs, 82 days Maxine Mitchell 1968 Fencing
50 yrs, 209 days Janet Dykman 2004 Archery
50 yrs, 193 days Elaine Cheris 1996 Fencing
YOUNGEST MEDALIST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
14 yrs, 317 days George Passmore 1904 Lacrosse
14 yrs, 362 days Scott Allen 1964 Figure Skating
15 yrs, 37 days Don Douglas 1932 Sailing
15 yrs, 125 days Henry Richardson 1904 Archery
15 yrs, 126 days Thomas Doe 1928 Bobsled
15 yrs, 324 days Michael Schoettle 1952 Sailing
15 yrs, 325 days Ed Gross 1932 Gymnastics
16 yrs, 24 days Louis Menges 1904 Soccer
16 yrs, 36 days Lou Abell 1900 Rowing
16 yrs, 61 days John Kinsella 1968 Swimming
YOUNGEST MEDALIST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
13 yrs, 23 days Dorothy Poynton-Hill 1928 Diving
13 yrs, 267 days Marjorie Gestring 1936 Diving
14 yrs, 57 days Katherine Rawls 1932 Diving
14 yrs, 96 days Lillian "Pokey" Watson 1964 Swimming
14 yrs, 119 days Aileen Riggin 1920 Diving
14 yrs, 155 days Sylvia Ruuska 1956 Swimming
14 yrs, 156 days Sylvia Ruuska 1956 Swimming
14 yrs, 167 days Helen Wainwright 1920 Diving
14 yrs, 251 days Kerri Strug 1992 Gymnastics
14 yrs, 259 days Carolyn Wood 1960 Swimming
OLDEST MEDALIST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
68 yrs, 194 days Samuel Duvall 1904 Archery
64 yrs, 2 days Galen Spencer 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 240 days Robert Williams 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 239 days Robert Williams 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 238 days Robert Williams 1904 Archery
60 yrs, 90 days Walter Winans 1912 Shooting
60 yrs, 37 days Charles Woodruff 1904 Archery
58 yrs, 160 days Charles Winder 1908 Shooting
57 yrs, 99 days Bill Libbey 1912 Shooting
56 yrs, 195 days Will Thompson 1904 Archery
OLDEST MEDALIST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
63 yrs, 262 days Jean "Jessie" Pollock 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 261 days Jean “Jessie” Pollock 1904 Archery
56 yrs, 13 days Emma Cooke 1904 Archery
56 yrs, 12 days Emma Cooke 1904 Archery
49 yrs, 359 days Debbie McDonald 2004 Equestrian
45 yrs, 23 days Lida Howell 1904 Archery
45 yrs, 22 days Lida Howell 1904 Archery
44 yrs, 275 days Beezie Madden 2008 Equestrian
44 yrs, 272 days Beezie Madden 2008 Equestrian
43 yrs, 338 days Edith Master 1976 Equestrian
YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALIST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
15 yrs, 324 days Michael Schoettle 1952 Sailing
16 yrs, 36 days Lou Abell 1900 Rowing
16 yrs, 162 days Jackie Fields 1924 Boxing
16 yrs, 173 days Warren Paoa Kealoha 1920 Swimming
16 yrs, 258 days Billy Fiske 1928 Bobsled
17 yrs, 18 days Dick Roth 1964 Swimming
17 yrs, 109 days Brian Goodell 1976 Swimming
17 yrs, 111 days Brian Goodell 1976 Swimming
17 yrs, 143 days Warren Wood 1904 Golf
17 yrs, 210 days Floyd Patterson 1952 Boxing
YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALIST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
13 yrs, 267 days Marjorie Gestring 1936 Diving
14 yrs, 96 days Lillian "Pokey" Watson 1964 Swimming
14 yrs, 119 days Aileen Riggin 1920 Diving
14 yrs, 259 days Carolyn Wood 1960 Swimming
14 yrs, 268 days Amanda Beard 1996 Swimming
14 yrs, 296 days Dominique Moceanu 1996 Gymnastics
15 yrs, 1 day Sue Pedersen 1968 Swimming
15 yrs, 10 days Sue Pedersen 1968 Swimming
15 yrs, 59 days Jill Sterkel 1976 Swimming
15 yrs, 62 days Beth Botsford 1996 Swimming
OLDEST GOLD MEDALIST – MEN
AgeNameYearSport
64 yrs, 2 days Galen Spencer 1904 Archery
63 yrs, 240 days Robert Williams 1904 Archery
58 yrs, 160 days Charles Winder 1908 Shooting
56 yrs, 195 days Will Thompson 1904 Archery
56 yrs, 96 days Walter Winans 1908 Shooting
50 yrs, 175 days Henry Sears 1912 Shooting
49 yrs, 163 days Charles Axtell 1908 Shooting
49 yrs, 162 days Jim Gorman 1908 Shooting
49 yrs, 81 days Lewis Maxson 1904 Archery
48 yrs, 358 days J.J. O’Brien 1932 Bobsled
OLDEST GOLD MEDALIST – WOMEN
AgeNameYearSport
45 yrs, 23 days Lida Howell 1904 Archery
45 yrs, 22 days Lida Howell 1904 Archery
44 yrs, 272 days Beezie Madden 2008 Equestrian
42 yrs, 277 days Laura Kraut 2008 Equestrian
42 yrs, 40 days Doreen Wilber 1972 Archery
40 yrs, 278 days Beezie Madden 2004 Equestrian
39 yrs, 4 days Dorothy "Dot" Richardson 2000 Softball
38 yrs, 212 days Sheila Cornell-Douty 2000 Softball
37 yrs, 213 days Hazel Wightman 1924 Tennis
37 yrs, 211 days Hazel Wightman 1924 Tennis
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