The Olympic Medal Rankings

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As part of our Research Files, here’s a ranked list of every single gymnast who has won an Olympic medal from the very first WAG competition in 1928 up to the present day. This list is just that — a basic list of gymnasts ranked in order of most Olympic medals to least — and coming up shortly, we will have a more in-depth chart that includes every medal in detail. We’ll also do the same thing for worlds in the coming weeks, as well as a combined list.

In those instances where more than one athlete has the same number of total medals, the first tiebreaker is the number of gold medals, then the number of silver medals. Where two or more athletes have exactly the same number of gold, silver and bronze medals, the ranking is shown as a tie and the athletes are shown in alphabetical order.

Enjoy, and be sure to also check out our list of Olympic medalists by country and year!

Rank Athlete Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 9 5 4 18
2 Vera Caslavska Czechoslovakia 7 4 0 11
3 Agnes Keleti Hungary 5 3 2 10
4 Polina Astakhova Soviet Union 5 2 3 10
5 Nadia Comaneci Romania 5 3 1 9
6 Ludmilla Tourischeva Soviet Union 4 3 2 9
7 Margit Korondi Hungary 2 2 4 8
Sofia Muratova Soviet Union 2 2 4 8
9 Simona Amanar Romania 3 1 3 7
10 Maria Gorokhovskaya Soviet Union 2 5 0 7
11 Svetlana Khorkina Russia 2 4 1 7
12 Karin Janz East Germany 2 3 2 7
13 Shannon Miller United States 2 2 3 7
Aliya Mustafina Russia 2 2 3 7
15 Nellie Kim Soviet Union 5 1 0 6
16 Olga Korbut Soviet Union 4 2 0 6
17 Aly Raisman United States 3 2 1 6
Daniela Silivas Romania 3 2 1 6
19 Tamara Manina Soviet Union 2 3 1 6
20 Lavinia Milosovici Romania 2 1 3 6
21 Olga Tass Hungary 1 3 2 6
22 Ecaterina Szabo Romania 4 1 0 5
23 Simone Biles United States 4 0 1 5
24 Svetlana Boginskaya Soviet Union/Belarus 3 1 1 5
25 Catalina Ponor Romania 3 1 1 5
26 Erzsebet Gulyas-Köteles Hungary 1 3 1 5
Nastia Liukin United States 1 3 1 5
28 Mary Lou Retton United States 1 2 2 5
29 Erika Zuchold East Germany 0 4 1 5
30 Gina Gogean Romania 0 2 3 5
31 Nina Bocharova Soviet Union 2 2 0 4
32 Tatiana Gutsu Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
Elena Shushunova Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
Elena Zamolodchikova Russia 2 1 1 4
35 Sandra Izbasa Romania 2 0 2 4
Natalia Kuchinskaya Soviet Union 2 0 2 4
Natalia Shaposhnikova Soviet Union 2 0 2 4
Tamara Zamotaylova Soviet Union 2 0 2 4
39 Shawn Johnson United States 1 3 0 4
40 Andrea Bodo Hungary 1 2 1 4
Eva Bosakova Czechoslovakia 1 2 1 4
42 Maxi Gnauck East Germany 1 1 2 4
Tamara Lazakovich Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
Zinaida Voronina Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
45 Dominique Dawes United States 1 0 3 4
46 Maria Paseka Russia 0 3 1 4
47 Steffi Kraker East Germany 0 1 3 4
48 Gabby Douglas United States 3 0 0 3
49 Elena Davydova Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
He Kexin China 2 1 0 3
Ekaterina Kalinchuk Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
Lilia Podkopayeva Ukraine 2 1 0 3
53 Maria Fiatova Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
Tatiana Lysenko Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
Simona Pauca Romania 2 0 1 3
Larisa Petrik Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
57 Julianne McNamara United States 1 2 0 3
Carly Patterson United States 1 2 0 3
59 Amy Chow United States 1 1 1 3
Galina Minaicheva Soviet Union 1 1 1 3
Ann-Sofi Pettersson Sweden 1 1 1 3
62 Cheng Fei China 1 0 2 3
Yang Yilin China 1 0 2 3
64 Iren Karcsics Hungary 0 2 1 3
Ekaterina Lobaznyuk Russia 0 2 1 3
Gabriela Potorac Romania 0 2 1 3
Teodora Ungureanu Romania 0 2 1 3
Edit Weckinger Hungary 0 2 1 3
Maria Zalai-Kövi Hungary 0 2 1 3
70 Melita Ruhn Romania 0 1 2 3
71 Elena Leusteanu Romania 0 0 3 3
72 Lyubov Burda Soviet Union 2 0 0 2
Deng Linlin China 2 0 0 2
Margarita Nikolaeva Soviet Union 2 0 0 2
Monica Rosu Romania 2 0 0 2
Elvira Saadi Soviet Union 2 0 0 2
77 Evy Berggren Sweden 1 1 0 2
Oksana Chusovitina Soviet Union/Germany/Uzbekistan 1 1 0 2
Pelageya Danilova Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Rozalia Galiyeva Soviet Union/Russia 1 1 0 2
Cristina Grigoras Romania 1 1 0 2
Laurie Hernandez United States 1 1 0 2
Medea Jugeli Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Alice Kertesz Hungary 1 1 0 2
Madison Kocian United States 1 1 0 2
Karin Lindberg Sweden 1 1 0 2
Lu Li China 1 1 0 2
McKayla Maroney United States 1 1 0 2
Maria Olaru Romania 1 1 0 2
Henrietta Onodi Hungary 1 1 0 2
Andreea Raducan Romania 1 1 0 2
Galina Shamrai Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Nicoleta Sofronie Romania 1 1 0 2
Galina Urbanovich Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Zdenka Vermirovska Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 2
96 Lavinia Agache Romania 1 0 1 2
Alexandra Eremia Romania 1 0 1 2
Lidia Kalinina Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
Liu Xuan China 1 0 1 2
Ma Yanhong China 1 0 1 2
Bozena Srncova Czechoslovakia 1 0 1 2
Kerri Strug United States 1 0 1 2
Lyudmila Yegorova Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
104 Emilia Eberle Romania 0 2 0 2
Annia Hatch United States 0 2 0 2
Terin Humphrey United States 0 2 0 2
Viktoria Komova Russia 0 2 0 2
Marianna Krajcirova Czechoslovakia 0 2 0 2
Hana Ruzickova Czechoslovakia 0 2 0 2
Adolfina Tkacikova Czechoslovakia 0 2 0 2
111 Cristina Bontas Romania 0 1 1 2
Carola Dombeck East Germany 0 1 1 2
Angelika Hellmann East Germany 0 1 1 2
Kathy Johnson United States 0 1 1 2
Dagmar Kersten East Germany 0 1 1 2
Courtney Kupets United States 0 1 1 2
Margit Nagy Hungary 0 1 1 2
Elena Produnova Russia 0 1 1 2
119 Sonia Iovan Romania 0 0 2 2
Anna Pavlova Russia 0 0 2 2
Emilia Vatasoiu Romania 0 0 2 2
122 Estella Agsteribbe Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Svetlana Baitova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Oana Ban Romania 1 0 0 1
Anita Bärwirth Germany 1 0 0 1
Vanja Blomberg Sweden 1 0 0 1
Loredana Boboc Romania 1 0 0 1
Amanda Borden United States 1 0 0 1
Erna Bürger Germany 1 0 0 1
Petronella Burgerhof Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Laura Cutina Romania 1 0 0 1
Elka de Levie Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Isolde Frölian Germany 1 0 0 1
Svetlana Grozdova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Lyudmila Gromova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Elena Grudneva Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Hong Un Jong North Korea 1 0 0 1
Zdenka Honsova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Friedl Iby Germany 1 0 0 1
Andreea Isarescu Romania 1 0 0 1
Lidia Ivanova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Jiang Yuyuan China 1 0 0 1
Olga Karasyova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Antonia Koshel Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Marie Kovarova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Natalia Laschenova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Emilie Le Pennec France 1 0 0 1
Li Shanshan China 1 0 0 1
Tamara Lyukhina Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Trudi Meyer Germany 1 0 0 1
Miloslava Misakova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Dominique Moceanu United States 1 0 0 1
Milena Müllerova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Yelena Naimushina Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Helena Nordheim Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Hjördis Nordin Sweden 1 0 0 1
Göta Pettersson Sweden 1 0 0 1
Jaycie Phelps United States 1 0 0 1
Paula Pöhlsen Germany 1 0 0 1
Ans Polak Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Claudia Presacan Romania 1 0 0 1
Gun Roring Sweden 1 0 0 1
Kyla Ross United States 1 0 0 1
Vera Ruzickova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Ingrid Sandahl Sweden 1 0 0 1
Julie Schmitt Germany 1 0 0 1
Elena Shevchenko Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Olga Silhanova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Jud Simons Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Käthe Sohnemann Germany 1 0 0 1
Mihaela Stanulet Romania 1 0 0 1
Jacoba Stelma Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Olga Strazheva Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Silvia Stroescu Romania 1 0 0 1
Jacomina van den Beg Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Alida van den Bos Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Anna van der Vegt Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Petronella van Randwijk Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Hendrika van Rumt Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Elena Volchetskaya Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Sanne Wevers Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Jordyn Wieber United States 1 0 0 1
Stella Zakharova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
184 Irene Abel East Germany 0 1 0 1
Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia 0 1 0 1
Bianca Ambrosetti Italy 0 1 0 1
Jaroslava Bajerova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Erzsebet Balazs Hungary 0 1 0 1
Mohini Bhardwaj United States 0 1 0 1
Bi Wenjing China 0 1 0 1
Pamela Bileck United States 0 1 0 1
Anna Chepeleva Russia 0 1 0 1
Mariana Constantin Romania 0 1 0 1
Vlasta Dekanova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Bozena Dobesova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Aurelia Dobre Romania 0 1 0 1
Elena Dolgopolova Russia 0 1 0 1
Rodica Dunca Romania 0 1 0 1
Michelle Dusserre United States 0 1 0 1
Anna Feher Hungary 0 1 0 1
Vlasta Foltova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Georgeta Gabor Romania 0 1 0 1
Lavinia Gianoni Italy 0 1 0 1
Liugina Giavotti Italy 0 1 0 1
Virginia Giorgi Italy 0 1 0 1
Eugenia Golea Romania 0 1 0 1
Anca Grigoras Romania 0 1 0 1
Anastasia Grishina Russia 0 1 0 1
Elena Grosheva Russia 0 1 0 1
Vanda Hadarean Romania 0 1 0 1
Doris Hedberg Sweden 0 1 0 1
Anna Hrebinova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Maud Karlen Sweden 0 1 0 1
Dina Kochetkova Russia 0 1 0 1
Anastasiya Kolesnikova Russia 0 1 0 1
Jana Kubickova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova Russia 0 1 0 1
Oksana Liapina Russia 0 1 0 1
Ling Jie China 0 1 0 1
Hana Liskova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Katalin Makray Hungary 0 1 0 1
Germana Malabarba Italy 0 1 0 1
Clara Marangoni Italy 0 1 0 1
Matylda Matouskova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Courtney McCool United States 0 1 0 1
Angelina Melnikova Russia 0 1 0 1
Chellsie Memmel United States 0 1 0 1
Mo Huilan China 0 1 0 1
Maria Neculita Romania 0 1 0 1
Matylda Palfyova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Mirela Pasca Romania 0 1 0 1
Luigina Perversi Italy 0 1 0 1
Samantha Peszek United States 0 1 0 1
Diana Pizzavini Italy 0 1 0 1
Celestina Popa Romania 0 1 0 1
Jana Posnerova Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
Birgit Radochla Germany 0 1 0 1
Bohumila Rimnacova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Eva Rönstrom Sweden 0 1 0 1
Alicia Sacramone United States 0 1 0 1
Richarda Schmeisser East Germany 0 1 0 1
Christine Schmitt East Germany 0 1 0 1
Jaroslava Sedlackova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Miroslava Sklenickova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Bridget Sloan United States 0 1 0 1
Daria Spiridonova Russia 0 1 0 1
Sui Lu China 0 1 0 1
Ludmila Svedova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Tracee Talavera United States 0 1 0 1
Luisa Tanzini Italy 0 1 0 1
Carolina Tronconi Italy 0 1 0 1
Gabriela Trusca Romania 0 1 0 1
Dumitrita Turner Romania 0 1 0 1
Seda Tutkhalyan Russia 0 1 0 1
Ines Vercesi Italy 0 1 0 1
Marie Vetrovska Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Rita Vittadini Italy 0 1 0 1
Camelia Voinea Romania 0 1 0 1
259 Andreea Acatrinei Romania 0 0 1 1
Toshiko Aihara Japan 0 0 1 1
Ladislava Bakanic United States 0 0 1 1
Marian Barone United States 0 0 1 1
Maritta Bauerschmidt East Germany 0 0 1 1
Ilona Bekesi Hungary 0 0 1 1
Hana Bobkova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Annie Broadbent Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Wendy Bruce United States 0 0 1 1
Diana Bulimar Romania 0 0 1 1
Alena Chadimova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Diana Chelaru Romania 0 0 1 1
Chen Yongyan China 0 0 1 1
Ginko Chiba Japan 0 0 1 1
Monika Csaszar Hungary 0 0 1 1
Margit Csillik Hungary 0 0 1 1
Dorothy Dalton United States 0 0 1 1
Jamie Dantzscher United States 0 0 1 1
Lucy Desmond Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Gabriela Dragoi Romania 0 0 1 1
Diana Dudeva Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
Aniko Ducza Hungary 0 0 1 1
Marta Egervari Hungary 0 0 1 1
Meta Elste United States 0 0 1 1
Gitta Escher East Germany 0 0 1 1
Ludmila Ezhova Russia 0 0 1 1
Gabriele Faehnrich East Germany 0 0 1 1
Fan Yilin China 0 0 1 1
Kerstin Gerschau East Germany 0 0 1 1
Andreea Grigore Romania 0 0 1 1
Margaret Hartley Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Silvia Hindorff East Germany 0 0 1 1
Dorota Horzonek-Jokiel Poland 0 0 1 1
Huang Qun China 0 0 1 1
Georgeta Hurmuzachi Romania 0 0 1 1
Keiko Ikeda Japan 0 0 1 1
Atanasia Ionescu Romania 0 0 1 1
Larisa Iordache Romania 0 0 1 1
Amy Jagger Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Martina Jentsch East Germany 0 0 1 1
Isobel Judd Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Margit Kalocsai Hungary 0 0 1 1
Marta Kelemen Hungary 0 0 1 1
Aniko Kery Hungary 0 0 1 1
Marion Kische East Germany 0 0 1 1
Jessie Kite Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Ulrike Klotz East Germany 0 0 1 1
Natalia Kot Poland 0 0 1 1
Maria Krioutchkova Russia 0 0 1 1
Consetta Lenz United States 0 0 1 1
Ionela Loaies Romania 0 0 1 1
Ilona Madary Hungary 0 0 1 1
Kristen Maloney United States 0 0 1 1
Mao Yi China 0 0 1 1
Elena Margarit Romania 0 0 1 1
Alexandra Marinescu Romania 0 0 1 1
Krisztina Medveczky Hungary 0 0 1 1
Gabriella Meszaros Hungary 0 0 1 1
Phoebe Mills United States 0 0 1 1
Marjorie Moreman Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Patricia Moreno Spain 0 0 1 1
Zsuzsa Nagy Hungary 0 0 1 1
Taniko Nakamura Japan 0 0 1 1
Elena Niculescu Romania 0 0 1 1
Steliana Nistor Romania 0 0 1 1
Marianne Noack East Germany 0 0 1 1
Danuta Nowak-Stachow Poland 0 0 1 1
Betty Okino United States 0 0 1 1
Kiyoko Ono Japan 0 0 1 1
Edith Pickles Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Uta Poreceanu Romania 0 0 1 1
Jana Rabasova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Helena Rakoczy Poland 0 0 1 1
Elise Ray United States 0 0 1 1
Alena Reichova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Katharina Rensch Germany 0 0 1 1
Elena Sacalici Romania 0 0 1 1
Sophie Scheder Germany 0 0 1 1
Betti Schieferdecker East Germany 0 0 1 1
Helen Schifano United States 0 0 1 1
Magdalena Schmidt East Germany 0 0 1 1
Clara Schroth United States 0 0 1 1
Tasha Schwikert United States 0 0 1 1
Ethel Seymour Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Shang Chunsong China 0 0 1 1
Anita Simonis United States 0 0 1 1
Matylda Sinova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Ada Smith Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Hilda Smith Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Ute Starke East Germany 0 0 1 1
Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Karola Sube East Germany 0 0 1 1
Birgit Süss East Germany 0 0 1 1
Lidia Szczerbinska Poland 0 0 1 1
Anamaria Tamarjan Romania 0 0 1 1
Tan Jiaxin China 0 0 1 1
Dörte Thümmler East Germany 0 0 1 1
Amy Tinkler Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Olga Törös Hungary 0 0 1 1
Judit Toth Hungary 0 0 1 1
Hiroko Tsuji Japan 0 0 1 1
Mirela Tugurlan Romania 0 0 1 1
Beth Tweddle Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Vera Vancurova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Eszter Voit Hungary 0 0 1 1
Wang Yan China 0 0 1 1
Barbara Wilk-Slizowska Poland 0 0 1 1
Doris Woods Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Wu Jiani China 0 0 1 1
Yang Yun China 0 0 1 1
Zhang Nan China 0 0 1 1
Zhou Ping China 0 0 1 1
Zhou Qiurui China 0 0 1 1
Natalia Ziganshina Russia 0 0 1 1
Kim Zmeskal United States 0 0 1 1
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16 thoughts on “The Olympic Medal Rankings

  1. I’m so surprised, I actually thought there would be more people on this list, especially since women’s gymnastics has been in the olympics for 90 years. Small fun fact: there is one living person on this list that competed at the 1928 olympics.

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  2. Pingback: The Olympic Medalists – Detailed | The Gymternet

  3. Great post!

    Shouldn’t Nellie Kim be #15 though (also affecting everyone after her)? Shannon Miller and Aliya Mustafina tied for #13.

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    • Also, Olga Tass won 1 Gold (1956 Team Portable Apparatus), 4 Silver (1948, 1952, and 1956 Team, and 1956 Vault), and 1 Bronze (1952 Vault).

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