You asked: Which South African has won the most Olympic gold medals?

Who has the most Olympic gold medals?

Here is the list of the top 10 athletes (males and females) with the most medals in total (includes all gold, silver and bronze medals won), from all summer Olympic Games (including 2016).

Top-10 males (total medals)

rank 1
Athlete Michael Phelps
Country USA
Sport Swimming
Total Medals 28

Who was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal?

John Baxter Taylor Jr.

(November 3, 1882, Washington, D.C. – December 2, 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal.

How many gold medals does Africa have?

South African Medals and Results in the Olympic Games

South Africa has won 26 gold medals in the Olympics – in total 30 South African athletes have won a gold medal. South Africa has won 31 silver medals in the Olympics – in total 41 South African athletes have won a silver medal.

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Which continent has won the most Olympic medals?

All-time Olympic Medals – count by continent

Continent Gold
1. Europe 3728
2. America 1458
3. Asia 666
4. Oceania 203

Who is the richest Olympian?

Caitlyn Jenner

Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event in Montreal and she is considered to be the world’s greatest athlete. As of 2021, Caitlyn Jenner’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million, making her the richest Olympian in the world.

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time, winning 28 medals, including 23 gold.

Which African country has won the most Olympic medals?

South Africa is the leader within the continent in terms of the number of Gold medals it has received although Kenya has won the most total medals on the continent.

Who is the first African American athlete?

The world of sports generally is invoked in the frequently cited example of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American of the modern era to become a Major League Baseball player in 1947, ending 60 years of segregated Negro leagues.

In what year did the first African American win Olympic gold?

But Taylor, in 1908, became the first African American to win Olympic gold.

When was South Africa banned from the Olympics?

South Africa did not compete at Olympic Games from 1964 to 1988, as a part of the sporting boycott of South Africa during the apartheid era. The South African National Olympic Committee (NOC) was expelled from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1970.

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Did South Africa ever host the Olympics?

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee was created in 1991, and South Africa returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics (and the 1992 Summer Paralympics). South Africa also participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1960, and since 1994.

How many medals did South Africa win in the last Olympics?

South Africa left Rio de Janeiro with a total of 10 medals (2 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze), marking the nation’s most successful Olympics since its readmission in 1992.

South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 138 in 15 sports

Which country has never won an Olympic medal?

There are at least 50-60 other countries that have never won an Olympics Medal at the Summer Olympic Games. This includes countries like Belize, Chad, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Sierra Leone and Somalia amongst many others.

Which country has won the least Olympic medals?

The country which has attended the most games without a medal is Monaco (20 Olympic Games), the country which has won the most medals without winning a gold medal is Malaysia (0 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze).

Which country has the least Olympic medals?

Small Population and Medals

The smallest nation to compete at the Olympics is the Pacific island of Nauru (population 11,300), who have attended the Games since 1996.

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