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Who has the record of winning the highest number of medals in Olympics till now ?
1. Ian Thorpe
2. Larisa Latynina
3. Michael Phelps
4. Sergei Bubka

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Michael Phelps

The correct answer is Michael Phelps.

  • Michael Phelps is a former competitive swimmer from America.
    • He has the highest number of medals in the Olympics till now
    • He won 28 Olympics medals including 23 golds.
    • He also holds the record of most number of Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).
    • He won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
    • He won four gold and two silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    • He won five gold medals and one silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
    • He was the flag bearer of the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.
    • He has announced his retirement in 2016.


  • Ian Thorpe is a former competitive swimmer from Australia.
    • He has won five Olympic gold medals in his career.
    • He has won eleven World Championship gold medals, the third-highest number of gold medals won by any swimmer.
  • Larisa Latynina is a former gymnast from the Soviet Union.
    • She has the second-highest number of medals(18) in the Olympics till now.
    • She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals by a gymnast.
  • Sergei Bubka is a former pole vaulter from Ukraine.
    • He won six consecutive IAAF World Championships.

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