Athletes with the Most Olympics Medals

Here are some lists of all-time total Winter Olympics medals for males and females. The lists include results from the 2018 PeongChang Winter Olympics. Female cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen from Norway is regarded as the most successful athlete in the history of the Winter Olympics with 15 medals (8 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze). Compatriate Ole Bjoerndalen is the most successful male athlete - he has won a total of 13 medals (8 of them gold).

MOST GOLD MEDALS WON (MEN)

Name Country Sport Years gold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Biathlon 1998–2014 8
Bjørn Dæhlie Norway Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 8
Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Short track speed skating 2006–2014 6
Clas Thunberg Finland Speed skating 1924–1928 5
Eric Heiden United States Speed skating 1980 5
Thomas Alsgaard Norway Cross-country skiing 1994–2002 5
Martin Fourcade France Biathlon 2010–2018 5

MOST GOLD MEDALS WON (WOMEN)

Name Country Sport Years gold
Marit Bjørgen Norway Cross-country skiing 2002–2018 8
Lyubov Yegorova Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1994 6
Lidia Skoblikova Soviet Union Speed skating 1960–1964 6
Ireen Wüst Netherlands Speed skating 2006–2018 5
Claudia Pechstein Germany Speed skating 1992–2006 5
Larisa Lazutina Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 5
Bonnie Blair United States Speed skating 1988–1994 5

MOST MEDALS WON (MEN)

Name Country Sport Years total
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Biathlon 1998–2014 13
Bjørn Dæhlie Norway Cross-country skiing 1992–1998 12
Sixten Jernberg Sweden Cross-country skiing 1956–1964 9
Sven Kramer Netherlands Speed skating 2006–2018 9
Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Short track speed skating 2006-2014 8
Ricco Groß Germany Biathlon 1992–2006 8
Kjetil André Aamodt Norway Alpine skiing 1992–2006 8
Sven Fischer Germany Biathlon 1994–2006 8
Apolo Ohno United States Short track speed skating 2002–2010 8

MOST MEDALS WON (WOMEN)

Name Country Sport Years total
Marit Bjørgen Norway Cross-country skiing 2002–2018 15
Ireen Wüst Netherlands Speed skating 2006–2018 11
Raisa Smetanina Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1976–1992 10
Stefania Belmondo Italy Cross-country skiing 1992–2002 10
Lyubov Yegorova Unified Team Cross-country skiing 1992–1994 9
Claudia Pechstein Germany Speed skating 1992–2006 9
Charlotte Kalla Sweden Cross-country skiing 2010-2018 9
Galina Kulakova Soviet Union Cross-country skiing 1972–1980 8
Karin Enke East Germany Speed skating 1980–1988 8
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany Speed skating 1992–1998 8

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