Which country holds the most gold medals all time in swimming?

What country has the most Olympic swimmers?

Swimming: Top medal-winning countries at the Olympics

Rank Nation Total
1 United States (USA) 553
2 Australia (AUS) 188
3 East Germany (GDR) 92
4 Hungary (HUN) 73

Who got an all time record for Olympic gold medals in swimming?

Most number of Olympic medals won

Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals. Incredibly, 23 of them are gold medals, which is also the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.

Which country is best at swimming?

2019

Top Positions %
1 United States 18.8
2 Australia 12.1
3 Russia 10.6
4 Italy 7.2

Who is the best swimmer in world?

Top 10 Swimmers of All Time

  • Michael Phelps, born 1985. …
  • Aleksandr Popov, born 1971. …
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978. …
  • Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 – died 1984. …
  • Grant Hackett, born 1980. …
  • Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974. …
  • Debbie Meyer, born 1952. …
  • Kristin Otto, born 1966. Kristin Otto is a German Olympic swimming champion.

Why does swimming have so many medals?

Why So Many Medals? … Lots of events means there are more opportunities for swimmers to win medals if they compete in multiple events. Think about Michael Phelps, for example. He won 8 medals at the 2008 Olympics because he was so versatile (and super fast!).

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