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Winter Olympics: The Top 20 Athletes with the Most Medals of All Time (Women)

Raisa Smetanina And Stefania Belmondo Have 10 Winter Olympics Medals Apiece

Raisa Smetanina And Stefania Belmondo Have 10 Winter Olympics Medals Apiece

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day looked at the Winter Olympics‘ all-time medal leaders on the men’s side. Today, it’s the women’s turn.

And like the men, two ladies are tied for the top spot.

Russian Raisa Smetanina and Italian Stefania Belmondo both collected 10 medals in cross country skiing.

Smetanina began her medaling career back in 1976 and continued on through five Olympic Games – and medaled in each one – through 1992.

Belmondo played in five Olympics, too, between 1988 and 2002, but missed medaling at Calgary the first time around.

To see in which Olympics the top 20 athletes below won their medals, check out my source, sports-reference.com, where I punched in this query.

ATHLETE COUNTRY TOTAL MEDALS SPORT G S B
1. Raisa Smetanina Unified Team/Soviet Union 10 Cross Country Skiing 4 5 1
1. Stefania Belmondo Italy 10 Cross Country Skiing 2 3 5
3. Uschi Disl Germany 9 Biathlon 2 4 3
3. Claudia Pechstein Germany 9 Speed Skating 5 2 2
3. Lyubov Yegorova Unified Team/Russia 9 Cross Country Skiing 6 3 0
6. Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann Germany 8 Speed Skating 3 4 1
6. Karin Enke-Kania East Germany 8 Speed Skating 3 4 1
6. Galina Kulakova Soviet Union 8 Cross Country Skiing 4 2 2
9. Marit Bjørgen Norway 7 Cross Country Skiing 3 3 1
9. Kati Wilhelm Germany 7 Biathlon 3 3 1
9. Manuela Di Centa Italy 7 Cross Country Skiing 2 2 3
9. Larisa Lazutina Unified Team/Russia 7 Cross Country Skiing 5 1 1
9. Yelena Välbe Unified Team/Russia 7 Cross Country Skiing 3 0 4
9. Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen Finland 7 Cross Country Skiing 3 0 4
9. Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich East Germany 7 Speed Skating 1 5 1
16. Wang Meng China 6 Short Track Speed Skating 4 1 1
16. Cindy Klassen Canada 6 Speed Skating 1 2 3
16. Janica Kostelic’ Croatia 6 Alpine Skiing 4 2 0
16. Anja Pärson Sweden 6 Alpine Skiing 1 1 4
16. Yuliya Chepalova Russia 6 Cross Country Skiing 3 2 1
16. Katerina Neumannová Czech Republic 6 Cross Country Skiing 1 4 1
16. Bonnie Blair United States 6 Speed Skating 5 0 1
16. Lidiya Skoblikova Soviet Union 6 Speed Skating 6 0 0

Photos: olympic.org / lastampa.it

Sports List of the Day’s Top 20 Posts of All Time (2011-2013)

Happy New Year 2014 From Sports List Of The Day

Happy New Year 2014 From Sports List Of The Day

1. Top 20 Players with the Most World Series Rings

2. NFL: Most Passing Touchdowns in Playoff History

3. Ray Lewis and the Top 20 Players with the Most Tackles in NFL History

4. NBA Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Championship Rings

5. NBA: Players with the Most Triple-Doubles in Playoff History

6. Top 20 Skaters with the Most Stanley Cups

7. Kate Upton and Every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl (1964-Present)

8. Super Bowl Rings: Every Winner’s Bling Bling (Part 2, 1990-Present)

9. Major League Baseball: Oldest Current Team Names

10. Who Has the Most Interceptions in NFL History? These Guys.

11. Rasheed Wallace and the Top 20 Players with the Most Technical Fouls in a Season (1999-2012)

12. Super Bowl Rings: Every Winner’s Bling Bling (Part 1, 1967-1989)

13. NFL Quarterbacks That Have Been Sacked the Most

14. List of NBA MVPs By Team

15. Football Teams with the Most Titles (Championships & Super Bowls)

16. The 20 Largest Sports Contracts in the World – 2012

17. College Football: Schools with the Most Championships

18. Super Bowl Records of Every NFL Team By Wins, Percentage and Division

19. The Top 10 Most Hated Athletes in American Sports – 2013

20. Super Bowl Boxes: The Best Numbers to Have for Every Quarter

Photos: partypiggy.co.uk / dickssportinggoods.com / 3widealley.com

Sports List of the Day’s Top 20 Posts of the Year – 2013

World Series Rings Wins Again at Sports List of the Day

World Series Rings Wins Again at Sports List of the Day

It’s a bit early, but what the heck. Here they are – the most visited posts at Sports List of the Day for 2013. Thank you to my readers and supporters. I hope to continue to bring you the best lists, links and info in sports – stuff you care about – through 2014 and beyond. Stay tuned.

1. Major League Baseball: Top 20 Players with the Most World Series Rings

2. NFL: Most Passing Touchdowns in Playoff History

3. Ray Lewis and the Top 20 Players with the Most Tackles in NFL History

4. NBA: Players with the Most Triple-Doubles in Playoff History

5. NBA Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Championship Rings

6. Rasheed Wallace and the Top 20 Players with the Most Technical Fouls in a Season (1999-2012)

7. Stanley Cup Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Stanley Cups

8. Major League Baseball: Oldest Current Team Names

9. The Top 10 Most Hated Athletes in American Sports – 2013

10. Kate Upton and Every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl (1964-2013)

11. Football Teams with the Most Titles (Championships & Super Bowls)

12. Who Has the Most Interceptions in Football History? These Guys.

13. NFL Quarterbacks That Have Been Sacked the Most

14. Max Scherzer and Pitchers with the Longest Winning Streaks to Start a Baseball Season

15. Super Bowl Records of Every NFL Team By Wins, Percentage and Division

16. College Football: Schools with the Most Championships All Time

17. Super Bowl Rings: Every Winner’s Bling Bling (Part 2, 1990-2012)

18. Most Career Triple-Doubles in NBA History

19. Top 20 Winningest Coaches in NHL History

20. MLB: Top 20 Rookies of 2013 and Every Team’s Top Prospect

Photo: bronxbaseballdaily.com. These are all the New York Yankee World Series Rings through 2000 (for some years there was no actual ring). The 2009 ring can be seen here.

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