Olympic Medal Count Records
- Year Set: 2008 & 2016
- Who Set It: Michael Phelps
- Nationality: United States of America
Michael Phelps set out to do the impossible in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He claimed he wanted to win 8 Gold Medals, which would break fellow American Swimmer, Mark Spitz’s record of 7 Gold Medals. Phelps managed to achieve his goal in some amazingly dramatic racing events. Phelps continued to return to the Olympics until the 2016 Summer Games, which would be his last. He essentially “retired” with 28 Medals overall, 23 of them being gold. This accounts for 3 Olympic Medalist records, which most feel will never be broken.