Who is the greatest swimmer in history?
Top 10 Swimmers of All Time
- Mark Spitz, born 1950.
- Michael Phelps, born 1985.
- Â 3. Ian Thorpe, born 1982.
- Aleksandr Popov, born 1971.
- Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978.
- Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 â€“ died 1984.
- Grant Hackett, born 1980.
- Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974.
What female swimmer has won the most Olympic gold medals?
Topping the list of female swimmers is Jenny Thompson, also from the US, with a total of 12 medals- eight gold, three silver, and one bronze. Thomson’s eight-gold medal haul also makes her third among all-time Olympic gold winners.
What female swimmer has the most Olympic medals?
Ledecky currently sits at five Olympic gold medals, putting her three behind Jenny Thompson of the United States for the most gold medals won by a female swimmer in the Olympics. She competes in five events this year, giving her more than enough to surpass Thompson.
How many medals has Katie Ledecky won?
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