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Winter & Summer Olympics Miscellaneous Records

MEDALS IN BOTH GAMES

The only person to win a gold medal in Winter and Summer Olympic Games is Eddie Eagan (United States) in boxing (1920) and the bobsled (1932).

Three other athletes have won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games: Jacob Thams (Norway), Christa Rothenburger (East Germany & Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).

MOST MEDALS - WOMEN

18 -- Larysa Latynina, Soviet Union/Ukraine, Gymnastics, 1956-64

MOST MEDALS - MEN

16 -- Michael Phelps, United States, Swimming, 2004-08

MOST GOLD MEDALS IN ONE YEAR

8 -- Michael Phelps, United States, Swimming, 2004-08

MOST YEARS BETWEEN MEDALS

28 -- Tore Holm, Sweden, Sailing, 1920-48

28 -- Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, Fencing, 1932-60

MOST YEARS BETWEEN MEDALS - WOMEN

20 -- Birgit Fischer, East Germany/Germany, Canoeing, 1980-2000

MOST YEARS BETWEEN GOLD MEDALS

28 -- Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, Fencing, 1932-60

MOST YEARS BETWEEN GOLD MEDALS - WOMEN

20 -- Birgit Fischer, East Germany/Germany, Canoeing, 1980-2000

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS IN SAME EVENT

6 -- Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, Team Sabre Fencing, 1932-60

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS - INDIVIDUAL EVENT

4 -- Paul Elvstrøm, Denmark, Finn Class Yachting, 1948-60

4 -- Al Oerter, USA, Discus, 1956-68

4 -- Carl Lewis, USA, Long Jump, 1984-96

MOST CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES SAME INDIVIDUAL EVENT - WOMEN

3 -- Larysa Latynina, Soviet Union/Ukraine, Floor Exercise, 1956-64

3 -- Dawn Fraser, Australia, 100-Meter Freestyle, 1956-64

3 -- Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary, 200-Meter Backstroke, 1988-96

YOUNGEST MEDALIST INDIVIDUAL EVENT

12 yrs, 24 days -- Inge Sørensen, Denmark, 200-Meter Breaststroke, 1936

YOUNGEST MEDALIST INDIVIDUAL EVENT - MEN

14 yrs, 11 days -- Nils Skoglund, Denmark, High Diving, 1920

YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALIST - WOMEN

13 years, 268 days -- Marjorie Gestring, USA, Springboard Diving, 1936

YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALIST - MEN

13 years, 283 days -- Klaus Zerta, Germany, Coxed Pairs Men, 1960

YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALIST INDIVIDUAL EVENT - MEN

14 yrs, 309 days -- Kusuo Kitamura, Japan, 1500-Meter Freestyle, 1952

OLDEST MEDALIST

72 yrs, 279 days -- Oscar Swahn, Sweden, Team Double-Shot Running Deer Shooting, 1920

OLDEST MEDALIST & GOLD MEDALIST - WOMEN

53 yrs, 277 days -- Queenie Newell, Great Britain, Archery, 1908

OLDEST MEDALIST IN INDIVIDUAL EVENT

72 yrs, 279 days -- Oscar Swahn, Sweden, Team Single-Shot Deer Shooting, 1920

OLDEST GOLD MEDALIST INDIVIDUAL EVENT

59 yrs -- Jerry Millner, Great Britain, Free Rifle Shooting, 1908

MOST OLYMPICS

9 -- Hurbert Raudaschl, Austria, Sailing, 1964-96

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