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Football - Womens first round The most career goals in Olympic football (female) is 11 and was achieved by Cristiane (Brazil) at the London 2012 Olympic Games match against Cameroon on 25 July 2012.

 

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Mens football The most goals scored in an Olympic football match by both teams is 18, in the game between France and Denmark in London, UK, on 22 October 1908. Denmark won the match 17-1.

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Archery - W+M ranking round
The most points scored in 70 metre 72 arrow FITA outdoor recurve (male) is 699 and was achieved by Im Dong-hyun (South Korea) in London, UK, on 27 July 2012.

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Archery - M team  
Cycling - M road race The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Fencing - W foil The most consecutive Olympic gold medals in individual foil fencing is three and was achieved by Valentina Vezzali (Italy) in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Judo - M -60kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -48kg  
Shooting - W 10m air rifle The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Shooting - M 10m air pistol  
Swimming - M 400m medley 4:03.84 - Michael Phelps, Beijing, 10/08/08
Swimming - W 100m butterfly 56.06 - Sarah Sjostrom, Rome, 27/07/09
Swimming - M 400m freestyle 3:40.07 - Paul Biedermann, Rome, 26/07/09
Swimming - W 400m medley 4:29.45 - Stephanie Rice, Beijing, 10/08/08
Swimming - M 100m breaststroke 58.58 - Brenton Rickard, Rome, 27/07/09
Swimming - W 4x100m freestyle relay 3:31.72 Netherlands, Rome, 26/07/09
Weightlifting - W 48kg  

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Archery - W team The most Olympic gold medals in the Women's Team Archery event won by an individual athlete is three by Kim Soo-Nyung (South Korea) in 1988, 1992 and 2000. Kim Soo-Nyung also won individual gold at the 1988 Olympics.
Cycling - W road race Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Diving - W synchronised 3m  
Fencing - M sabre The most individual Olympic gold medals won is three by Nedo Nadi (Italy) (1894-1952) in 1912 and 1920 (two) and Ramón Fonst (Cuba) (1883-1959) in 1900 and 1904 (two).  Nadi also won three team gold medals in 1920 making five gold medals at one celebration, the record for fencing and then a record for any sport. 
Judo - M -66kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -52kg  
Shooting - W 10m air pistol The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Shooting - W skeet The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Swimming - W 400m freestyle 3:59.15 - Federica Pellegrini, Rome, 26/07/09
Swimming - M 4x100m freestyle relay 3:08.24 - USA, Beijing, 11/08/08
Swimming - W 100m butterfly 56.06 - Sarah Sjostrom, Beijing, 27/07/09
Swimming - M 100m breaststroke 58.58 - Brenton Rickard, Rome, 27/07/09
Weightlifting - M 56kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Weightlifting - W 53kg  

 

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Diving - M 10m synchronised The most medals won by a diver is eight by Dmitri Sautin (Russia) who won two gold, two silver and four bronze from 1992 - 2008.
Fencing - W Epee The most gold medals by a woman is four (one individual, three team) by Yelena Dmitryevna Novikova (née Belova) (USSR) from 1968 to 1976.
Gymnastics - M team artistic  
Judo - M -73kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -57kg  
Shooting - M 10m air rifle  
Swimming - M 200m freestyle 1:42.00 - Paul Biedermann, Rome, 28/07/09
Swimming - W 100m backstroke 58.12 - Gemma Spofforth, Rome, 28/07/09
Swimming - M 100m backstroke 51.94 - Aaron Peirsol, Indianapolis, 08/07/09
Swimming - W 100m breaststroke 1:04.45 - Jessica Hardy, Federal Way, 07/08/09
Weightlifting - M 62kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Weightlifting - W 58kg  

 

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Canoe - M single  
Diving - W 10m synchronised  
Equestrian - individual eventing  
Equestrian - team eventing  
Fencing - M foil The most individual Olympic gold medals won is three by Nedo Nadi (Italy) (1894-1952) in 1912 and 1920 (two) and Ramón Fonst (Cuba) (1883-1959) in 1900 and 1904 (two).  Nadi also won three team gold medals in 1920 making five gold medals at one celebration, the record for fencing and then a record for any sport. 
Gymnastics - W team  
Judo - M -81kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -63kg  
Shooting - M skeet  
Swimming - M 4x200m freestyle relay 6:58.55 - USA, Rome, 31/07/09
Swimming - W 200m freestyle 1:52.98 - Federica Pelligrini, Rome, 29/07/09
Swimming - M 200m butterfly 1:51.51 - Michael Phelps, Rome, 29/07/09
Swimming - W 200m butterfly 2:01.81 - Zige Liu, Jinan, 21/10/09
Weightlifting - M 69kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Weightlifting - W 63kg  

 

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Canoe - M kayak  
Cycling - W road time trial Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - M road time trial The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Diving - M 3m synchronised The most medals won by a diver is eight by Dmitri Sautin (Russia) who won two gold, two silver and four bronze from 1992 - 2008.
Fencing - M epee The most individual Olympic gold medals won is three by Nedo Nadi (Italy) (1894-1952) in 1912 and 1920 (two) and Ramón Fonst (Cuba) (1883-1959) in 1900 and 1904 (two).  Nadi also won three team gold medals in 1920 making five gold medals at one celebration, the record for fencing and then a record for any sport. 
Fencing - W sabre The most gold medals by a woman is four (one individual, three team) by Yelena Dmitryevna Novikova (née Belova) (USSR) from 1968 to 1976.
Gymnastics - M all-around The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Judo - M -90kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -70kg  
Rowing - W pair  
Rowing - W quad sculls  
Rowing - M eight  
Shooting - W 25m pistol The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Swimming - W 4x200m freestyle 7:42.08 - China, Rome, 30/07/09
Swimming - M 200m breaststroke 2:07.31 - Christian Sprenger, Rome, 30/07/09
Swimming - W 200m butterfly 2:01.81 - Zige Liu, Jinan, 21/10/09
Swimming - M 100m freestyle 46.91 - Cesar Cielo Filho, Rome, 30/07/09
Table tennis - W singles Deng Yaping (China) has won a record four Olympic titles. She won the women's singles in 1992 and 1996, and the women's doubles (both with Qiao Hong) in 1992 and 1996.
Weightlifting - M 77kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Weightlifting - W 69kg  

 

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Archery - W individual  
Canoe - M double  
Canoe - W kayak  
Cycling - W team sprint Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - M team sprint The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Fencing - W team foil The most gold medals by a woman is four (one individual, three team) by Yelena Dmitryevna Novikova (née Belova) (USSR) from 1968 to 1976.
Gymnastics - W individual all-around The most individual Olympic gold gymnastics medals won by a woman is seven by Vera Cáslavská (Czechoslovakia) (b May 3, 1942). She won three gold medals in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and four (one shared) in Mexico in 1968.
Judo - M -100kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W -78kg  
Rowing - M double sculls  
Rowing - M lightweight four  
Rowing - W eight  
Shooting - M double trap  
Swimming - W 200m breaststroke 2:20.12 - Annamay Pierse, Rome, 30/07/09
Swimming - M 200m backstroke 1:51.92 - Aaron Piersol, Rome, 31/07/09
Swimming - M 200m medley 1:54.00 - Ryan Lochte, Shanghai, 28/07/11
Swimming - W 100m freestyle 52.07 - Britta Steffen, Rome, 31/07/09
Table tennis - M singles The most men's Olympic titles is two by Liu Guoliang (China), singles and doubles in 1996, and Ma Lin (China) in singles and team in 2008.

 

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Archery - M individual  
Athletics - W 10,000m 29:31.78 - Junxia Wang, Beijing, 08/09/93
Athletics - M shotput 23.12 - Randy Barnes, Los Angeles, 20/05/90
Badminton - mixed doubles Badminton was first contested at the 1992 Games and the most gold medals won is two by Gu Jun  and Ge Fei (both China) who won the women's doubles in 1996 and 2000. The most medals won is three by Gil Young Ah (South Korea), gold mixed doubles 1996, silver women's doubles 1996 and bronze women's doubles 1992.
Cycling - W Keirin Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - M team pursuit The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Fencing - M team sabre The greatest number of team golds is 16 by Italy, 5 foil, a record 7 epée and 4 sabre, between 1920 and 1996. 
Judo - M +100kg The only men to have won two Olympic gold medals are Wilhelm Ruska (Netherlands) (b. 29 Aug 1940), Over 93kg and Open in 1972; Peter Seisenbacher (Austria) (b. 25 Mar 1960), 86kg 1984 and 1988; Hitoshi Saito (Japan) (b. 2 Jan 1961), Over 95kg 1984 and Open 1988; Waldemar Legien (Poland), 78kg 1988 and 86kg 1992; David Douillet (France), Over 95kg 1996 and Over 100kg 2000; Tadahiro Nomura (Japan) 60kg 1996 and 2000.
Judo - W +78kg  
Rowing - M single sculls  
Rowing - M quad sculls  
Rowing - M pair  
Rowing - W double sculls  
Shooting - M 50m rifle prone  
Shooting - M 25m rapid fire pistol  
Swimming - W 200m backstroke 2:04.81 - Kirsty Coventry, Rome, 01/08/09
Swimming - M 100m butterfly 49.82 - Michael Phelps, Rome, 01/08/09
Swimming - W 800m freestyle 8:14.10 - Rebecca Adlington, Beijing, 16/08/08
Swimming - M 50m freestyle 20.91 - Cesar Cielo Filho, Sao Paulo, 18/12/09
Trampoline - M  
Weightlifting - M 85kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Weightlifting - W 75kg  

 

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Athletics - M 10,000m 26:17.53 - Kenenisa Bekele - Bruxelles, 26/08/05
Athletics - W 100m 10.49 - Florence Griffith-Joiner, Indianapolis, 16/07/88
Athletics - M long jump 8.95 - Mike Powell, Tokyo, 30/08/91
Athletics - W discus 76.80 - Gabriele Reinsch, Neubrandenberg, 09/07/88
Athletics - M 20km walk 1:17:25.6 - Bernardo Sequra, Bergenm 07/05/94
Badminton - W singles Badminton was first contested at the 1992 Games and the most gold medals won is two by Gu Jun  and Ge Fei (both China) who won the women's doubles in 1996 and 2000. The most medals won is three by Gil Young Ah (South Korea), gold mixed doubles 1996, silver women's doubles 1996 and bronze women's doubles 1992.
Badminton - W doubles Badminton was first contested at the 1992 Games and the most gold medals won is two by Gu Jun  and Ge Fei (both China) who won the women's doubles in 1996 and 2000. The most medals won is three by Gil Young Ah (South Korea), gold mixed doubles 1996, silver women's doubles 1996 and bronze women's doubles 1992.
Cycling - M sprint The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Cycling - W team pursuit Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Fencing - W team epee The most gold medals by a woman is four (one individual, three team) by Yelena Dmitryevna Novikova (née Belova) (USSR) from 1968 to 1976.
Rowing - W single sculls  
Rowing - M lightweight double sculls  
Rowing - W lightweight double sculls  
Rowing - M four  
Shooting - W 50m rifle 3 positions The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Shooting - W trap The most medals won by a women is five by Marina Logvinenko (Russia) (n'e Dobrancheva) (b. 2 Sep 1961), two gold, one silver and two bronze, 1988-96. 
Swimming - W 50m freestyle 23.73 - Britta Steffen, Rome, 02/08/09
Swimming - M 1500m freestyle 14:34.12 - Sun yang, Shanghai, 31/07/11
Swimming - W 4x100m medley relay 3:52.19 - China, Rome, 01/08/09
Swimming - M 4x100m medley relay 3:27.28 - USA - Rome, 02/08/09
Tennis - M doubles  
Tennis - W singles The first female tennis player to achieve the 'golden' Grand Slam was Steffi Graf (Germany), who completed this incredible feat when she beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) in the US Open final on 11 September 1988. The 'golden' Grand Slam is only possible every four years, as it involves winning the four ATP Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon (UK) and the US Open - plus the Olympic gold medal in the same year.
Trampoline - W  
Triathlon - W Because of the variability of courses, official Olympic records are not kept for the triathlon - however: Emma Snowsill, 1:58:27.66, 2008
Weightlifting - M 94kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.

 

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Athletics - W 400m 47.60 - Marita Koch, Canberra, 06/10/85
Athletics - M 3000m steeplechase 7:53.63 - Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Bruxelles, 03/09/04
Athletics - M 100m 9.58 - Usain Bolt, Berlin, 16/08/09
Athletics - W triple jump 15.50 - Inessa Kravets, Goteborg, 10/08/95
Athletics - M hammer 86.74 - Yuriy Sedykh, Stuttgart, 30/08/86
Athletics - W marathon 2:15:25 - Paula Radcliffe, London, 13/04/03
Badminton - M singles Badminton was first contested at the 1992 Games and the most gold medals won is two by Gu Jun  and Ge Fei (both China) who won the women's doubles in 1996 and 2000. The most medals won is three by Gil Young Ah (South Korea), gold mixed doubles 1996, silver women's doubles 1996 and bronze women's doubles 1992.
Badminton - M doubles Badminton was first contested at the 1992 Games and the most gold medals won is two by Gu Jun  and Ge Fei (both China) who won the women's doubles in 1996 and 2000. The most medals won is three by Gil Young Ah (South Korea), gold mixed doubles 1996, silver women's doubles 1996 and bronze women's doubles 1992.
Cycling - M omnium The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Cycling - W sprint Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - M sprint The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Diving - W 3m  
Fencing - M team foil The greatest number of team golds is 16 by Italy, 5 foil, a record 7 epée and 4 sabre, between 1920 and 1996. 
Gymnastics - M floor The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Gymnastics - W vault The most individual Olympic gold gymnastics medals won by a woman is seven by Vera Cáslavská (Czechoslovakia) (b May 3, 1942). She won three gold medals in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and four (one shared) in Mexico in 1968.
Gymnastics - M pommel horse The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Sailing - M star  
Sailing - M finn  
Shooting - M 50m pistol  
Tennis - M singles  
Tennis - W doubles  
Tennis - mixed doubles  
Weightlifting - W +75kg  
Wrestling - M 55kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 74kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

 

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Athletics - M 400m hurdles 46.78 - Kevin Young, Barcelona, 06/08/92
Athletics - W 3000m steeplechase 8:58.81 - Gulnara Galkina, Beijing, 17/08/08
Athletics - M 400m 43.18 - Michael Johnson, Sevilla, 26/08/99
Athletics - W shot put 22.63 - Natalya Lisovskaya, Moskva, 07/06/87
Athletics - W pole vault 5.06 - Elena Isinbaeva, Zurich, 28/08/09
Cycling - W sprint Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - M sprint The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Equestrain - team jumping  
Gymnastics - M rings The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Gymnastics - W uneven bars The most individual Olympic gold gymnastics medals won by a woman is seven by Vera Cáslavská (Czechoslovakia) (b May 3, 1942). She won three gold medals in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and four (one shared) in Mexico in 1968.
Gymnastics - M vault The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Sailing - W laser radial  
Sailing - M laser  
Shooting - M 50m rifle 3 positions  
Shooting - M trap  
Weightlifting - M 105kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Wrestling - M 60kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 84kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 120kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

 

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Athletics - M 1500m 3:26.00 - Hicham El Guerrouj, Roma, 14/07/98
Athletics - W 100m hurdles 12.21 - Yordanka Donkova, Stara Zagora, 20/08/88
Athletics - M high jump 2.45 - Javier Sotomayor, Salamanca, 27/07/93
Athletics - M discus 74.08 - Jurgen Schult, Neubrandenberg, 06/06/86
Cycling - M Keirin The most Olympic cycling medals won is five, by two riders, Daniel Morelon (France), who won two gold medals in 1968 and a third in 1972; he also won a silver in 1976 and a bronze medal in 1964; and Chris Hoy (UK) who won a silver in 2000, a gold in 2004 and three more golds in 2008.
Cycling - W omnium Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Cycling - W sprint Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (Netherlands) has won a record total of four individual gold medals (plus a silver and bronze) at two Olympic Games: for the road race, time trial and pursuit at the 2000 Sydney games, and in the time trial at the Athens games in 2004. Her tally of six medals is also a record.
Diving - M 3m The most medals won by a diver is eight by Dmitri Sautin (Russia) who won two gold, two silver and four bronze from 1992 - 2008.
Equestrian - team dressage  
Gymnastics - M parallel bars The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Gymnastics - W beam The most individual Olympic gold gymnastics medals won by a woman is seven by Vera Cáslavská (Czechoslovakia) (b May 3, 1942). She won three gold medals in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and four (one shared) in Mexico in 1968.
Gymnastics - M horizontal bar The most men's individual gold medals is six by: Boris Shakhlin (USSR), one in 1956, four (two shared) in 1960 and one in 1964; and Nikolay Ye?movich Andrianov (USSR) (b. 14 Oct 1952), one in 1972, four in 1976 and one in 1980. 
Gymnastics - W floor The most individual Olympic gold gymnastics medals won by a woman is seven by Vera Cáslavská (Czechoslovakia) (b May 3, 1942). She won three gold medals in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and four (one shared) in Mexico in 1968.
Sailing - M RS-X  
Sailing - W RS-X  
Synchronised swimming - W duets  
Table tennis - W team The most gold medals won in Olympic competitions by a women's team is nine byChina between 1988 and 2008.
Triathlon - M Because of the variability of courses, official Olympic records are not kept for the triathlon - however: Simon Whitfield, 1:48:24.02, 2000
Weightlifting - M +105kg The most Olympic weightlifting gold medals won is three by Naim Suleymanoglü (Turkey) (b. January 23, 1967)at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, Pyrros Dimas (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000 and Akakios Kakiasvili (Greece), 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Wrestling - M 66kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 96kg GR Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

 

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Athletics - W 400m hurdles 52.34 - Yuliya Pechenkina, Tula, 08/08/03
Athletics - W 200m 21.34 - Florence Griffith-Joyner, Seoul, 29/09/88
Athletics - M 110m hurdles 12.87 - Dayron Robles, Ostrava, 12/06/08
Athletics - W long jump 7.52 - Galina Chistyakova, Leningrad, 11/06/88
Beach volleyball - W The most consecutive Olympic beach volleyball titles is two by Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (both USA) achieved at Chaoyang Park in Beijing, China, on 22 August 2008. The team also won the gold medal at the Athens Games in 2004.
Boxing - W fly first inclusion as sport
Boxing - W light first inclusion as sport
Boxing - W middle first inclusion as sport
Canoe - M kayak single 1000m  
Canoe - M canoe single 1000m  
Canoe - M kayak double 1000m  
Canoe - W kayak four 500m  
Equestrian - individual jumping  
Sailing - M 49er  
Table tennis - M team The most gold medals won in Olympic competitions by a men's team is eight byChina between 1988 and 2008.
Taekwondo - W -49kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Taekwondo - M -58kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Wrestling - W 48kg freestyle  
Wrestling - W 63kg freestyle  

 

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Athletics - M 800m 1:41.01 - David Lekuta Rudisha, Rieti, 29/08/10
Athletics - M 200m 19.19 - Usain Bolt, Berlin, 20/08/09
Athletics - M triple jump 18.29 - Jonathan Edwards, Goteborg, 07/08/95
Athletics - W javelin 72.28 - Barbora Spotakova, Stuttgart, 13/09/08
Beach volleyball - M Beach volleyball has been part of the Olympic games since 1996, and the USA has won the men's competition on three occasions: by Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes in Atlanta in 1996; and Dain Balanton and Eric Fonoimoana in Sydney 2000; and Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers in 2008.
Canoe - M canoe double 1000m  
Canoe - M kayak four 1000m The Slovakian four-man kayak team covered 1,000m in 2min 49.87sec in Poznan,Poland on 18 August 2005.
Canoe - W kayak single 500m  
Canoe - W kayak double 500m  
Diving - W 10m  
Equestrian - individual dressage  
Football - W The most scored by an individual female player in an Olympic football tournament is five by Cristiane (Brazil) and Birgit Prinz (Germany) in 2004 in Athens, Greece, and Cristiane again in 2008 in Beijing, China.
Sailing - M 470  
Swimming - W 10km  
Taekwondo - W -57kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Taekwondo - M -68kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Water polo - W Since women's water polo was introduced at the 2000 Olympic Games the winners have been Australia in 2000, Italy in 2004 and the Netherlands in 2008.
Wrestling - W 55kg freestyle  
Wrestling - W 72kg freestyle  

 

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Athletics - W 5000m 14:11.15 - Tirunesh Dibaba, Oslo, 06/06/08
Athletics - W 4x100m relay 41.37 - German Democratic Republic, Canberra, 06/10/85
Athletics - W 1500m 3:50.46 - Yunxia Qu, Beijing, 11/09/93
Athletics - M 4x400m relay 2:54.29 - United States, Stuttgart, 22/08/93
Athletics - W hammer 79.42 - Betty Heidler, Halle, 21/05/11
Athletics - M pole vault 6.14 - Sergey Bubka, Sestriere, 31/07/94
BMX - M  
BMX - W  
Hockey - W  
Sailing - W 470  
Swimming - M 10km  
Synchronised swimming - W team  
Taekwondo - W -67kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Taekwondo - M -80kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Wrestling - M 55kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 74kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

 

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Athletics - M 5000m 12:37.35 - Kenenisa Bekele, Hengelo, 31/05/04
Athletics - W 800m 1:53.28 - Jarmila Kratochvilova, Munchen, 26/07/83
Athletics - W 4x400m relay 3:15.17 - USSR, Seoul, 01/10/88
Athletics - M 4x100m relay 37.04 - Jamaica, Daegu, 04/09/11
Athletics - W high jump 2.09 - Stefka Kostadinova, Roma, 30/08/87
Athletics - M 50km walk 3:34:14 - Denis Nizhegorodov, Cheboksary, 11/05/08
Athletics - W 20km walk 1:25:08 - Vera Sokolova - Sochi, 26/02/11
Basketball - W The USA female basketball team won the gold medal in 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2008 making it the most successful Olympic nation at this sport.
Boxing - M light fly The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M bantam The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M light welter The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M middle The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M heavy The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Canoe - M kayak single 200m  
Canoe - M canoe single 200m  
Canoe - W kayak single 200m  
Canoe - W kayak double 200m  
Cycling - W mountain bike  
Diving - M 10m platform The most medals won by a diver is eight by Dmitri Sautin (Russia) who won two gold, two silver and four bronze from 1992 - 2008.
Football - M The most goals scored by an individual male player in an Olympic football tournament is 12 by Ferenc Bene (Hungary) in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan.
Handball - W The most women's Olympic Games handball gold medals is three by Denmark in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Hockey - M The most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men's hockey final is 5 by Balbir Singh Sr. (India) in India's 6-1 victory over Holland in the gold medal game of the 1952 Olympic Games. It was the fifth of six consecutive gold medal triumphs by India.
Sailing - W elliott 6m  
Taekwondo - W +67kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Taekwondo - M +80kg The most gold medals won is two by (men) Ha Tae-kyung (South Korea), flyweight, 1988 and welterweight, 1992; (women) Chen Yi-an (Taiwan), bantamweight, 1988 and lightweight, 1992. 
Volleyball - W  
Wrestling - M 60kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 84kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 120kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

 

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Athletics - M marathon 2:03:38 - Patrick Makau Muskyoki, Berlin, 25/09/11
Basketball - M The USA has won their record 13th men's olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. From the time the sport was introduced to the Games in 1936 to 1972, they won 63 consecutive matches until they lost 50-51 to the USSR in the disputed Final in Munich.
Boxing - M fly The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M light The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M welter The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M light heavy The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Boxing - M super heavy The most Olympic gold medals won by an individual competitor in boxing is three, by Laszlo Papp (Hungary) in 1948-56, Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) in 1972-80, and Felix Savon (Cuba) in 1992-2000.
Mountain bike - M  
Gymnastics - group all-around  
Handball - M The USSR has won the men's title three times, 1976, 1988 and 1992 (by the Unified Team from the republics of the former USSR).
Volleyball - M The record for men is three, held by Yuriy Mikhailovich Poyarkov (USSR) who won gold medals in 1964 and 1968 and a bronze in 1972,  by Katsutoshi Nekoda (Japan) who won gold in 1972, silver in 1968 and bronze in 1964, and by Steve Timmons (USA) who won gold in 1984 and 1988, and bronze in 1992.
Waterpolo - M Hungary has won the Olympic tournament most often with nine wins in 1932, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 66kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.
Wrestling - M 96kg freestyle Three Olympic titles have been won by: Carl Westergren (Sweden) in 1920, 1924 and 1932; Ivar Johansson (Sweden) in 1932 (two) and 1936; Aleksandr Vasilyevich Medved (USSR) in 1964, 1968 and 1972; Aleksandr Karelin (Russia) in 1988, 1992 and 1996; and Buvaysa Saytiev (Russia) in 1996, 2004 and 2008.