The Greatest Artistic Swimmer at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest synchronized swimmer of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each competitor from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance, using data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The best all-time performing artistic swimmer at the Olympic Games is the Russian Svetlana Romashina who has won seven gold medals. There are only four athletes who have won four or more gold medals. See the table below to see all of them ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Synchronized Swimmers

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of synchronized swimming for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Synchronized Swimming at the Olympic Games (including Tokyo 2020)

rank name country Gold Silver Bronze total
1 Svetlana Romashina Russia 7 0 0 7 42
=2 Anastasia Davydova Russia 5 0 0 5 30
=2 Natalia Ishchenko Russia 5 0 0 5 30
4 Anastasia Ermakova Russia 4 0 0 4 24

notes: initial data from Wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 4 gold medals, including results from 2021). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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