The World Medal Rankings

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As part of our Research Files, here’s a ranked list of every single gymnast who has won a worlds medal from the very first WAG competition in 1934 up to the present day. This list is just that — a basic list of gymnasts ranked in order of most world 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 a combined list in the coming weeks.

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.

Rank Athlete Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Svetlana Khorkina Russia 9 8 3 20
2 Gina Gogean Romania 9 2 4 15
3 Simone Biles United States 10 2 2 14
4 Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 8 4 1 13
5 Lavinia Milosovici Romania 5 3 5 13
6 Ludmilla Tourischeva Soviet Union 7 2 2 11
7 Nellie Kim Soviet Union 5 4 2 11
8 Yelena Shushunova Soviet Union 4 5 2 11
9 Oksana Chusovitina Soviet Union, Germany, Uzbekistan 3 4 4 11
10 Aliya Mustafina Russia 3 3 5 11
11 Eva Bosakova Czechoslovakia 2 8 1 11
12 Daniela Silivas Romania 7 2 1 10
13 Simona Amanar Romania 6 4 0 10
14 Vera Caslavska Czechoslovakia 4 5 1 10
15 Alicia Sacramone United States 4 4 2 10
16 Ecaterina Szabo Romania 2 6 2 10
17 Svetlana Boginskaya Soviet Union 5 3 1 9
Shannon Miller United States 5 3 1 9
19 Maxi Gnauck East Germany 5 1 3 9
20 Nastia Liukin United States 4 5 0 9
21 Tamara Manina Soviet Union 5 1 2 8
Andreea Raducan Romania 5 1 2 8
23 Vlasta Dekanova Czechoslovakia 7 0 0 7
24 Helena Rakoczy Poland 4 0 3 7
25 Elena Zamolodchikova Russia 2 3 2 7
26 Emilia Eberle Romania 2 1 4 7
27 Cheng Fei China 5 1 0 6
28 Chellsie Memmel United States 3 3 0 6
29 Natalia Kuchinskaya Soviet Union 3 2 1 6
30 Aurelia Dobre Romania 3 1 2 6
31 Olga Korbut Soviet Union 2 4 0 6
32 Cristina Bontas Romania 1 2 3 6
33 Zinaida Voronina Soviet Union 1 1 4 6
34 Rebecca Bross United States 0 3 3 6
35 Steffi Kraker East Germany 0 0 6 6
36 Olga Mostepanova Soviet Union 3 2 0 5
Elena Mukhina Soviet Union 3 2 0 5
38 Kim Zmeskal United States 3 1 1 5
39 Elizabeth Tweddle Great Britain 3 0 2 5
40 Lilia Podkopayeva Ukraine 2 3 0 5
Erika Zuchold East Germany 2 3 0 5
42 Dina Kochetkova Russia 2 0 3 5
43 Kyla Ross United States 1 3 1 5
44 Yao Jinnan China 1 2 2 5
45 Vanessa Ferrari Italy 1 1 3 5
Sui Lu China 1 1 3 5
47 Catalina Ponor Romania 0 3 2 5
48 Keiko Ikeda Japan 0 1 4 5
49 Oksana Omelianchik Soviet Union 3 1 0 4
50 Matulda Palfyeva Czechoslovakia 3 0 1 4
51 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia 2 2 0 4
Nadia Comaneci Romania 2 2 0 4
Maria Filatova Soviet Union 2 2 0 4
Viktoria Komova Russia 2 2 0 4
Ann-Sofi Pettersson Sweden 2 2 0 4
56 Polina Astakhova Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
Irina Pervuschina Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
Aly Raisman United States 2 1 1 4
59 Stella Zakharova Soviet Union 1 3 0 4
60 Mo Huilan China 1 2 1 4
Tatiana Nabieva Russia 1 2 1 4
62 Elena Davydova Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
Larisa Petrik Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
64 Gabriele Faehnrich East Germany 1 0 3 4
65 Lavinia Agache Romania 0 3 1 4
Dominique Dawes United States 0 3 1 4
67 Ludmila Ezhova Russia 0 2 2 4
Larisa Iordache Romania 0 2 2 4
Jiang Yuyuan China 0 2 2 4
Elena Produnova Russia 0 2 2 4
71 Dagmar Kersten East Germany 0 1 3 4
72 Olga Bicherova Soviet Union 3 0 0 3
Natalia Ilienko Soviet Union 3 0 0 3
Shawn Johnson United States 3 0 0 3
Madison Kocian United States 3 0 0 3
McKayla Maroney United States 3 0 0 3
Claudia Presecan Romania 3 0 0 3
Natalia Yurchenko Soviet Union 3 0 0 3
79 Gabby Douglas United States 2 1 0 3
Olesya Dudnik Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
Fan Yilin China 2 1 0 3
Alexandra Marinescu Romania 2 1 0 3
Galina Rudko Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
84 Maria Olaru Romania 2 0 1 3
Jordyn Wieber United States 2 0 1 3
86 Eugenia Golea Romania 1 2 0 3
Tatiana Gutsu Soviet Union 1 2 0 3
Huang Huidan China 1 2 0 3
Karin Janz East Germany 1 2 0 3
Ma Yanhong China 1 2 0 3
Lauren Mitchell Australia 1 2 0 3
Sofia Muratova Soviet Union 1 2 0 3
Henrietta Onodi Hungary 1 2 0 3
94 Deng Linlin China 1 1 1 3
Hong Un Jong North Korea 1 1 1 3
Agnes Keleti Hungary 1 1 1 3
Gertrude Kolar Austria 1 1 1 3
Natalia Shaposhnikova Soviet Union 1 1 1 3
99 He Kexin China 1 0 2 3
Kui Yuanyuan China 1 0 2 3
Tatiana Lysenko Soviet Union 1 0 2 3
Melita Ruhn Romania 1 0 2 3
Daria Spiridonova Russia 1 0 2 3
Olga Strazhova Soviet Union 1 0 2 3
Keiko Tanaka Japan 1 0 2 3
106 Jana Bieger United States 0 3 0 3
Natalia Ziganshina Russia 0 3 0 3
108 Angelika Hellmann East Germany 0 2 1 3
Meng Fei China 0 2 1 3
Steliana Nistor Romania 0 2 1 3
Betty Okino United States 0 2 1 3
Kerri Strug United States 0 2 1 3
113 Sandra Izbasa Romania 0 1 2 3
Liu Xuan China 0 1 2 3
Maria Neculita Romania 0 1 2 3
Yang Yilin China 0 1 2 3
117 Huang Qiushuang China 0 0 3 3
Ulrike Klotz East Germany 0 0 3 3
119 Loredana Boboc Romania 2 0 0 2
Nadia Hategan Romania 2 0 0 2
Courtney Kupets United States 2 0 0 2
Maria Paseka Russia 2 0 0 2
Elena Piskun Belarus 2 0 0 2
Ksenia Semenova Russia 2 0 0 2
Dumitrita Turner Romania 2 0 0 2
Corina Ungureanu Romania 2 0 0 2
Hollie Vise United States 2 0 0 2
128 Svetlana Baitova Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Anna Dementyeva Russia 1 1 0 2
He Ning China 1 1 0 2
Lidiya Kalinina Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Olga Karasyova Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Natalia Laschenova Soviet Union 1 1 0 2
Carly Patterson United States 1 1 0 2
Celestina Popa Romania 1 1 0 2
Bridget Sloan United States 1 1 0 2
Zdenka Vjerzimirskova Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 2
Marilena Vladarau Romania 1 1 0 2
Camelia Voinea Romania 1 1 0 2
Annelore Zinke East Germany 1 1 0 2
141 Evy Berggren Sweden 1 0 1 2
Lyubov Burda Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
Andreea Cacovean Romania 1 0 1 2
Fan Di China 1 0 1 2
Elena Gomez Spain 1 0 1 2
Maria Gorokhovskaya Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
Ivana Hong United States 1 0 1 2
Ling Jie China 1 0 1 2
Maggie Nichols United States 1 0 1 2
Ana Porgras Romania 1 0 1 2
Bohumila Rimnacova Czechoslovakia 1 0 1 2
Elvira Saadi Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
Tasha Schwikert United States 1 0 1 2
Rusudan Sikharulidze Soviet Union 1 0 1 2
MyKayla Skinner United States 1 0 1 2
Boriana Stoyanova Bulgaria 1 0 1 2
Dörte Thümmler East Germany 1 0 1 2
Zhang Nan China 1 0 1 2
159 Bai Yawen China 0 2 0 2
Oana Ban Romania 0 2 0 2
Chen Siyi China 0 2 0 2
Chen Yongyan China 0 2 0 2
Laura Cutina Romania 0 2 0 2
Ji Liya China 0 2 0 2
Margit Kalocsai Hungary 0 2 0 2
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova Russia 0 2 0 2
Li Shanshan China 0 2 0 2
Richarda Schmeisser East Germany 0 2 0 2
Shang Chunsong China 0 2 0 2
Tan Jiaxin China 0 2 0 2
171 Elena Eremina Russia 0 1 1 2
Elena Grosheva Russia 0 1 1 2
Viktoria Karpenko Ukraine 0 1 1 2
Aleandrine Lemoine France 0 1 1 2
Dominique Moceanu United States 0 1 1 2
Marja Nutti Italy 0 1 1 2
Jaycie Phelps United States 0 1 1 2
Eugenia Popa Romania 0 1 1 2
Gabriela Potorac Romania 0 1 1 2
Hana Ricna Czechoslovakia 0 1 1 2
Christine Schmitt East Germany 0 1 1 2
Koko Tsurumi Japan 0 1 1 2
Wu Jiani China 0 1 1 2
Zhou Duan China 0 1 1 2
185 Jade Barbosa Brazil 0 0 2 2
Bi Wenjing China 0 0 2 2
Oksana Fabrichnova Russia 0 0 2 2
Regina Grabolle East Germany 0 0 2 2
Katie Heenan United States 0 0 2 2
Astrid Heese East Germany 0 0 2 2
Silvia Hindorff East Germany 0 0 2 2
Martina Jentsch East Germany 0 0 2 2
Licia Macchini Italy 0 0 2 2
Taniko Mitsukuri Japan 0 0 2 2
Mirela Pasca Romania 0 0 2 2
Olga Roschupkina Ukraine 0 0 2 2
Monette Russo Australia 0 0 2 2
Janina Skyrlinska Poland 0 0 2 2
199 Svetlana Agapova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Tatiana Arzhannikova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Irina Baraksanova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Alyssa Baumann United States 1 0 0 1
Nina Bocharova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Raisa Borisova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Vera Cerna Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Sabina Cojocar Romania 1 0 0 1
Daiane Dos Santos Brazil 1 0 0 1
Brenna Dowell United States 1 0 0 1
Nina Dronova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Rodica Dunca Romania 1 0 0 1
Fan Ye China 1 0 0 1
Marcia Frederick United States 1 0 0 1
Tatiana Frolova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Rozalia Galiyeva Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Terin Humphrey United States 1 0 0 1
Morgan Hurd United States 1 0 0 1
Carmen Ionescu Romania 1 0 0 1
Andreea Isarescu Romania 1 0 0 1
Natalia Kalinina Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Kim Gwang Suk North Korea 1 0 0 1
Vera Kolesnikova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Jindra Kostalova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Maria Krajcirova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Iryna Krasnianska Ukraine 1 0 0 1
Jana Kubickova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Ekaterina Kurbatova Russia 1 0 0 1
Tamara Lazakovich Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Li Ya China 1 0 0 1
Ionela Loaies Romania 1 0 0 1
Ashton Locklear United States 1 0 0 1
Luo Li China 1 0 0 1
Daniela Maranduca Romania 1 0 0 1
Pang Panpan China 1 0 0 1
Samantha Peszek United States 1 0 0 1
Elena Polevaya Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Ashley Postell United States 1 0 0 1
Ingrid Sandahl Sweden 1 0 0 1
Galina Sarabidze Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Elena Sazonenkova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Jaroslava Sedlackova Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Albina Shishova Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
Silvia Storescu Romania 1 0 0 1
Mirela Tugurlan Romania 1 0 0 1
Andreea Ulmeanu Romania 1 0 0 1
Sabrina Vega United States 1 0 0 1
Kayla Williams United States 1 0 0 1
Shayla Worley United States 1 0 0 1
Zhou Zhuoru China 1 0 0 1
249 Irene Abel East Germany 0 1 0 1
Svetlana Bakhtina Russia 0 1 0 1
Mirela Barbalata Romania 0 1 0 1
Yulia Belokobylskaya Russia 0 1 0 1
Ellie Black Canada 0 1 0 1
Amanda Borden United States 0 1 0 1
Michelle Campi United States 0 1 0 1
Mackenzie Caquatto United States 0 1 0 1
Jade Carey United States 0 1 0 1
Diana Chelaru Romania 0 1 0 1
Amy Chow United States 0 1 0 1
Elena Dolgopolova Russia 0 1 0 1
Ginette Durand France 0 1 0 1
Renske Endel Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Alexandra Eremia Romania 0 1 0 1
Lacramioara Filip Romania 0 1 0 1
Larissa Fontaine United States 0 1 0 1
Heike Gerisch East Germany 0 1 0 1
Anca Grigoras Romania 0 1 0 1
Hilary Grivich United States 0 1 0 1
Erzsebet Gulyas-Köteles Hungary 0 1 0 1
Elena Gurova Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
Hong Su Jong North Korea 0 1 0 1
Huang Mandan China 0 1 0 1
Daniele Hypolito Brazil 0 1 0 1
Yuliya Inshina Russia 0 1 0 1
Brandy Johnson United States 0 1 0 1
Kang Yun Mi North Korea 0 1 0 1
Ariella Käslin Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Natasha Kelley United States 0 1 0 1
Alice Kertesz Hungary 0 1 0 1
Olga Kharlova Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
Tereza Kocis Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
Anna Kovaliova Russia 0 1 0 1
Mattie Larson United States 0 1 0 1
Florica Leonida Romania 0 1 0 1
Li Cuiling China 0 1 0 1
Li Yifang China 0 1 0 1
Ekaterina Lobaznyuk Russia 0 1 0 1
Mao Yanling China 0 1 0 1
Mao Yi China 0 1 0 1
Andreea Munteanu Romania 0 1 0 1
Elena Naimushina Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
Marilena Neacsu Romania 0 1 0 1
Marianne Noack East Germany 0 1 0 1
Edit Perenyi Hungary 0 1 0 1
Oana Petrovschi Romania 0 1 0 1
Ashley Priess United States 0 1 0 1
Qiao Ya China 0 1 0 1
Simona Renciu Romania 0 1 0 1
Cathy Rigby United States 0 1 0 1
Bärbel Röhrich East Germany 0 1 0 1
Monica Rosu Romania 0 1 0 1
Mihaela Stanulet Romania 0 1 0 1
Ludmila Svedova Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
Natalia Tereschenko Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
Tatiana Tuzhikova Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
Teodora Ungureanu Romania 0 1 0 1
Verona van de Leur Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Jeanette Vogelbacher France 0 1 0 1
Wang Yan China 0 1 0 1
Wen Jia China 0 1 0 1
Sanne Wevers Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Xiao Sha China 0 1 0 1
Ye Linlin China 0 1 0 1
Maria Zassypkina Russia 0 1 0 1
Zhu Zheng China 0 1 0 1
316 Belinda Archer Australia 0 0 1 1
Mary Beth Arnold United States 0 0 1 1
Agnes Banfai Hungary 0 0 1 1
Mohini Bhardwaj United States 0 0 1 1
Natalia Bobrova Russia 0 0 1 1
Sona Brazdova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Alena Chadimova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Chen Cuiting China 0 0 1 1
Monika Csaszar Hungary 0 0 1 1
Nina Derwael Belgium 0 0 1 1
Becky Downie Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Ellie Downie Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Daniela Druncea Romania 0 0 1 1
Aniko Ducza Hungary 0 0 1 1
Youna Dufournet France 0 0 1 1
Jacqui Dunn Australia 0 0 1 1
Marta Egervari Hungary 0 0 1 1
Claudia Fragapane Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Jana Fuhrmann East Germany 0 0 1 1
Ludivine Furnon France 0 0 1 1
Jasuko Furuyama Japan 0 0 1 1
Zoja Grantcharova Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
Andreea Grigore Romania 0 0 1 1
Anna Grudko Russia 0 0 1 1
Vanda Hadarean Romania 0 0 1 1
Suzanne Harmes Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Ruby Harrold Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs Canada 0 0 1 1
Nataliya Horodny Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Hiroko Ikenada Japan 0 0 1 1
Natalia Ivanova Russia 0 0 1 1
Kerstin Jacobs East Germany 0 0 1 1
Kathy Johnson United States 0 0 1 1
Mitsuko Kandori Japan 0 0 1 1
Danielle Kelly Australia 0 0 1 1
Maria Kharenkova Russia 0 0 1 1
Svetlana Klyukina Russia 0 0 1 1
Ekaterina Kramarenko Russia 0 0 1 1
Luba Krasna Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Teresa Kulikowski United States 0 0 1 1
Heike Kunhardt East Germany 0 0 1 1
Elena Lebedeva Russia 0 0 1 1
Li Yan China 0 0 1 1
Annett Lindner East Germany 0 0 1 1
Hana Liskova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Ma Ying China 0 0 1 1
Zsuzsa Matulai Hungary 0 0 1 1
Julianne McNamara United States 0 0 1 1
Krisztina Medveczky Hungary 0 0 1 1
Laura Micheli Italy 0 0 1 1
Ashley Miles United States 0 0 1 1
Polina Miller Russia 0 0 1 1
Stephanie Moorhouse Australia 0 0 1 1
Diana Morawe East Germany 0 0 1 1
Zsuzsa Nagy Hungary 0 0 1 1
Marianna Nemethova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Kiyoko Ono Japan 0 0 1 1
Cerasela Patrascu Romania 0 0 1 1
Anna Pavlova Russia 0 0 1 1
Bozena Perdykulova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Elena Petrosanu Romania 0 0 1 1
Phan Thi Ha Thanh Vietnam 0 0 1 1
Annia Portuondo Cuba 0 0 1 1
Kristina Pravdina Russia 0 0 1 1
Klaudia Rapp East Germany 0 0 1 1
Silvia Rau East Germany 0 0 1 1
Stefania Reindlowa Poland 0 0 1 1
Katharina Rensch East Germany 0 0 1 1
Evgenia Roschina Russia 0 0 1 1
Pauline Schäfer Germany 0 0 1 1
Bettina Schieferdecker East Germany 0 0 1 1
Birgit Senff East Germany 0 0 1 1
Isabelle Severino France 0 0 1 1
Samantha Sheehan United States 0 0 1 1
Liubov Sheremeta Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Taki Shibuya Japan 0 0 1 1
Toshido Shirasu Japan 0 0 1 1
Inga Shkarupa Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Kelly Simm Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Allana Slater Australia 0 0 1 1
Alla Sosnitskaya Russia 0 0 1 1
Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Karola Sube East Germany 0 0 1 1
Sun Xiaojiao China 0 0 1 1
Birgit Süss East Germany 0 0 1 1
Tracee Talavera United States 0 0 1 1
Tan Sixin China 0 0 1 1
Elena Teodorescu Romania 0 0 1 1
Olga Teslenko Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Donielle Thompson United States 0 0 1 1
Rachel Tidd United States 0 0 1 1
Amy Tinkler Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Marcela Vachova Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
Cassy Vericel France 0 0 1 1
Jana Vogel East Germany 0 0 1 1
Franka Voigt East Germany 0 0 1 1
Wang Wenjing China 0 0 1 1
Yang Bo China 0 0 1 1
Tatiana Yarosh Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Irina Yarotska Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Tabitha Yim United States 0 0 1 1
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25 thoughts on “The World Medal Rankings

      • Maybe I am very confused then Sacramone should be 9 and not 10 if this is just worlds medals not Olympics too? The description isn’t that clear and says both??
        has won a worlds medal from the very first WAG competition in 1934 up to the present day. This list is just that — a basic list of gymnasts ranked in order of most Olympic medals to least

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        • The title is “world medal rankings.” Alicia Sacramone has ten world medals, including the team gold from 2011. Even though she didn’t compete, she was still listed as part of the team and earned a medal.

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  2. The amazing thing about Simone is… Khorkina earned all the golds from 95-2003 which is amazing. Simone earned 9 in 3 years. Crazy 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this. May I offer one correction? Zinaida Voronina and Zinaida Druzhina are the same person. She competed at the 1966 Worlds under her maiden name – Druzhina and then competed at the 1968 Olympics and 1970 Worlds under her married name – Voronina.

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