Winter Olympics: Top 10 Men and Women with the Most Gold Medals All Time

A few days ago, Sports List of the Day ran down the greatest medallers – men and women – in Winter Olympics history: olympians with the most total medals in their coffers.

But which athletes have collected the most Winter Games gold over time?

Here are the top 10 for both the gents and ladies.

Norway’s Bjørn Dæhlie has the most total (12) and gold (8) medals of all, regardless of gender. Ole Einar Bjørndalen also has 12 total medals, but comes in second with six golds.

Bjørndalen is tied with the top two athletes on the women’s side, Lyubov Yegorova and Lidiya Skoblikova. They all have six golds a piece.

MOST WINTER OLYMPICS GOLD MEDALS, MEN

  ATHLETE COUNTRY GOLD MEDALS SPORT
1. Bjørn Dæhlie  Norway  8 Cross Country Skiing 
2. Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway  6 Biathlon 
3. Thomas Alsgaard  Norway  5 Cross Country Skiing 
3. Eric Heiden  United States  5 Speed Skating 
3. Clas Thunberg  Finland  5 Speed Skating 
6. Simon Ammann  Switzerland  4 Ski Jumping
6. Kevin Kuske  Germany  4 Bobsled 
6. André Lange  Germany  4 Bobsled 
6. Sven Fischer  Germany  4 Biathlon 
6. Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway  4 Alpine Skiing
6. Ricco Grob Germany  4 Biathlon 
6. Johann Olav Koss  Norway  4 Speed Skating 
6. Matti Nykänen  Finland  4 Ski Jumping
6. Gunde Svan  Sweden  4 Cross Country Skiing 
6. Thomas Wassberg  Sweden  4 Cross Country Skiing 
6. Nikolay Zimyatov  Soviet Union  4 Cross Country Skiing 
6. Aleksandr Tikhonov  Soviet Union  4 Biathlon 
6. Yevgeny Grishin  Soviet Union  4 Speed Skating 
6. Sixten Jernberg  Sweden  4 Cross Country Skiing 
6. Ivar Ballangrud  Norway  4 Speed Skating 

MOST WINTER OLYMPICS GOLD MEDALS, WOMEN

  ATHLETE COUNTRY GOLD MEDALS SPORT
1. Lyubov Yegorova  Unified Team/Russia  6 Cross Country Skiing 
1. Lidiya Skoblikova  Soviet Union  6 Speed Skating 
3. Larisa Lazutina  Unified Team/Russia  5 Cross Country Skiing 
3. Claudia Pechstein  Germany  5 Speed Skating 
3. Bonnie Blair  United States  5 Speed Skating 
6. Wang Meng  China  4 Short Track Speed Skating
6. Janica Kostelic’  Croatia  4 Alpine Skiing
6. Jeon I-Gyeong  South Korea  4 Short Track Speed Skating
6. Raisa Smetanina  Unified Team/Soviet Union  4 Cross Country Skiing 
6. Galina Kulakova  Soviet Union  4 Cross Country Skiing

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Posted on February 18, 2014, in Olympics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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