List of Olympic medalists in canoeing (women)

Last updated

This is the complete list of women's Olympic medalists in kayaking.

Contents

Current program

Slalom

C-1

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2020 Tokyo
details

K-1

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1972 Munich
details
Angelika Bahmann
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Gisela Grothaus
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Magdalena Wunderlich
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1976–1988not included in the Olympic program
1992 Barcelona
details
Elisabeth Micheler-Jones
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Danielle Woodward
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Dana Chladek
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Štěpánka Hilgertová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Dana Chladek
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi
Flag of France.svg  France
2000 Sydney
details
Štěpánka Hilgertová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Brigitte Guibal
Flag of France.svg  France
Anne-Lise Bardet
Flag of France.svg  France
2004 Athens
details
Elena Kaliská
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Rebecca Giddens
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Helen Reeves
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2008 Beijing
details
Elena Kaliská
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Jacqueline Lawrence
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Violetta Oblinger-Peters
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2012 London
details
Émilie Fer
Flag of France.svg  France
Jessica Fox
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Maialen Chourraut
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2016 Rio
details
Maialen Chourraut
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Luuka Jones
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Jessica Fox
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2020 Tokyo
details

Sprint

C-1 200 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2020 Tokyo
details

C-2 500 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2020 Tokyo
details

K-1 200 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2012 London
details
Lisa Carrington
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Inna Osypenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Nataša Dušev-Janić
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2016 Rio
details
Lisa Carrington
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Marta Walczykiewicz
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Inna Osypenko-Radomska
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan
2020 Tokyo
details

K-1 500 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1948 London
details
Karen Hoff
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Alida van der Anker-Doedens
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fritzi Schwingl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1952 Helsinki
details
Sylvi Saimo
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Gertrude Liebhart
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Nina Savina
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
details
Yelizaveta Dementyeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
Flag of Germany.svg  United Team of Germany
Tove Søby
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1960 Rome
details
Antonina Seredina
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Therese Zenz
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
Daniela Walkowiak
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Lyudmila Khvedosiuk
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Hilde Lauer
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Romania
Marcia Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1968 Mexico City
details
Lyudmila Pinayeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Renate Breuer
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  West Germany
Viorica Dumitru
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1972 Munich
details
Yulia Ryabchinskaya
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Mieke Jaapies
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Anna Pfeffer
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1976 Montreal
details
Carola Zirzow
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Tatiana Korshunova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Klára Rajnai
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
1980 Moscow
details
Birgit Fischer
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Vanja Gesheva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Antonina Melnikova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Agneta Andersson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Barbara Schüttpelz
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Annemiek Derckx
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1988 Seoul
details
Vanja Gesheva
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Birgit Schmidt
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Izabela Dylewska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1992 Barcelona
details
Birgit Schmidt
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Rita Kőbán
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Izabela Dylewska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1996 Atlanta
details
Rita Kőbán
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Caroline Brunet
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Josefa Idem
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2000 Sydney
details
Josefa Idem Guerrini
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Caroline Brunet
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Katrin Borchert
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2004 Athens
details
Natasa Janics
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Josefa Idem Guerrini
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy
Caroline Brunet
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
2008 Beijing
details
Inna Osypenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Josefa Idem
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2012 London
details
Danuta Kozák
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Inna Osypenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Bridgitte Hartley
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2016 Rio
details
Danuta Kozák
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Emma Jørgensen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lisa Carrington
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2020 Tokyo
details

K-2 500 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1960 Rome
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mariya Shubina
and Antonina Seredina  (URS)
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Therese Zenz
and Ingrid Hartmann  (EUA)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Klára Fried-Bánfalvi
and Vilma Egresi  (HUN)
1964 Tokyo
details
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Annemarie Zimmermann
and Roswitha Esser  (EUA)
Flag of the United States.svg  Francine Fox
and Glorianne Perrier  (USA)
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Hilde Lauer
and Cornelia Sideri  (ROU)
1968 Mexico City
details
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Annemarie Zimmermann
and Roswitha Esser  (FRG)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Anna Pfeffer
and Katalin Rozsnyói  (HUN)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyudmila Pinayeva
and Antonina Seredina  (URS)
1972 Munich
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyudmila Pinayeva
and Yekaterina Kuryshko  (URS)
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ilse Kaschube
and Petra Grabowski  (GDR)
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Maria Nichiforov
and Viorica Dumitru  (ROU)
1976 Montreal
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nina Gopova
and Galina Kreft  (URS)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Anna Pfeffer
and Klára Rajnai  (HUN)
Flag of East Germany.svg  Bärbel Köster
and Carola Zirzow  (GDR)
1980 Moscow
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Carsta Genäuß
and Martina Bischof  (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Alexeyeva
and Nina Trofimova  (URS)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Éva Rakusz
and Mária Zakariás  (HUN)
1984 Los Angeles
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Agneta Andersson
and Anna Olsson  (SWE)
Flag of Canada.svg  Alexandra Barre
and Susan Holloway  (CAN)
Flag of Germany.svg  Josefa Idem
and Barbara Schüttpelz  (FRG)
1988 Seoul
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Birgit Schmidt
and Anke Nothnagel  (GDR)
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Vanja Gesheva
and Diana Paliiska  (BUL)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Annemiek Derckx
and Annemarie Cox  (NED)
1992 Barcelona
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Ramona Portwich
and Anke von Seck  (GER)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Susanne Gunnarsson
and Agneta Andersson  (SWE)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Rita Kőbán
and Éva Dónusz  (HUN)
1996 Atlanta
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Susanne Gunnarsson
and Agneta Andersson  (SWE)
Flag of Germany.svg  Birgit Fischer
and Ramona Portwich  (GER)
Flag of Australia.svg  Anna Wood
and Katrin Borchert  (AUS)
2000 Sydney
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Birgit Fischer
and Katrin Wagner  (GER)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Katalin Kovács
and Szilvia Szabó  (HUN)
Flag of Poland.svg  Beata Sokołowska
and Aneta Pastuszka  (POL)
2004 Athens
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Janics  (HUN)
Flag of Germany.svg  Birgit Fischer
and Carolin Leonhardt  (GER)
Flag of Poland.svg  Beata Sokołowska-Kulesza
and Aneta Pastuszka  (POL)
2008 Beijing
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Janics  (HUN)
Flag of Poland.svg  Beata Mikołajczyk
and Aneta Konieczna  (POL)
Flag of France.svg  Marie Delattre
and Anne-Laure Viard  (FRA)
2012 London
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Franziska Weber
and Tina Dietze  (GER)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Katalin Kovács
and Natasa Dusev-Janics  (HUN)
Flag of Poland.svg  Beata Mikołajczyk
and Karolina Naja  (POL)
2016 Rio
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Gabriella Szabó
and Danuta Kozák  (HUN)
Flag of Germany.svg  Franziska Weber
and Tina Dietze  (GER)
Flag of Poland.svg  Beata Mikołajczyk
and Karolina Naja  (POL)
2020 Tokyo
details

K-4 500 metres

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1984 Los Angeles
details
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)
Agafia Constantin
Nastasia Ionescu
Tecla Marinescu
Maria Ştefan
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Agneta Andersson
Anna Olsson
Eva Karlsson
Susanne Wiberg
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Alexandra Barre
Lucie Guay
Sue Holloway
Barbara Olmsted
1988 Seoul
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Birgit Schmidt
Anke Nothnagel
Ramona Portwich
Heike Singer
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Erika Géczi
Erika Mészáros
Éva Rakusz
Rita Kőbán
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)
Vanja Gesheva
Diana Paliiska
Ogniana Petkova
Borislava Ivanova
1992 Barcelona
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Rita Kőbán
Éva Dónusz
Erika Mészáros
Kinga Czigány
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Katrin Borchert
Ramona Portwich
Birgit Schmidt
Anke Von Seck
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Anna Olsson
Agneta Andersson
Maria Haglund
Susanne Rosenqvist
1996 Atlanta
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Anett Schuck
Birgit Fischer
Manuela Mucke
Ramona Portwich
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Gabi Müller
Ingrid Haralamow
Sabine Eichenberger
Daniela Baumer
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Susanne Rosenqvist
Anna Olsson
Ingela Ericsson
Agneta Andersson
2000 Sydney
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Birgit Fischer
Manuela Mucke
Anett Schuck
Katrin Wagner
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Rita Kőbán
Katalin Kovács
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
Raluca Ioniţă
Mariana Limbău
Elena Radu
Sanda Toma
2004 Athens
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Birgit Fischer
Carolin Leonhardt
Maike Nollen
Katrin Wagner
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Katalin Kovács
Szilvia Szabó
Erzsébet Viski
Kinga Bóta
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
Inna Osypenko
Tetyana Semykina
Hanna Balabanova
Olena Cherevatova
2008 Beijing
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Fanny Fischer
Nicole Reinhardt
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Conny Waßmuth
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Katalin Kovács
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Natasa Janics
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Lisa Oldenhof
Hannah Davis
Chantal Meek
Lyndsie Fogarty
2012 London
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Katalin Kovács
Krisztina Fazekas
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Carolin Leonhardt
Franziska Weber
Katrin Wagner-Augustin
Tina Dietze
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)
Iryna Pamialova
Nadzeya Papok
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Pautaran
2016 Rio
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Gabriella Szabó
Danuta Kozák
Tamara Csipes
Krisztina Fazekas
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Sabrina Hering
Franziska Weber
Steffi Kriegerstein
Tina Dietze
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)
Marharyta Makhneva
Nadzeya Liapeshka
Volha Khudzenka
Maryna Litvinchuk
2020 Tokyo
details

Related Research Articles

International Olympic Committee Non-governmental ruling body of the Olympic Movement

The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Olympic Games Major international sport event

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.

Summer Olympic Games International multi-sport event

The Summer Olympic Games also known as the Games of the Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years. The Games were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and were most recently held in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created out of the success of the Summer Olympics.

Winter Olympic Games Major international sporting event

The Winter Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice. The first Winter Olympic Games, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 1896. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

1936 Summer Olympics Games of the XI Olympiad, celebrated in Berlin in 1936

The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held from 1 to 16 August 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona at the 29th IOC Session on 26 April 1931. The 1936 Games marked the second and most recent time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to host those Games.

Jesse Owens American track and field athlete

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games.

2000 Summer Olympics

The 2000 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held from 15 September to 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and in the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was an international multi-sport event held from 13 to 29 August 2004 in Athens, Greece. The Games saw 10,625 athletes compete, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance, and also saw the return of the Olympic Games to the city where they began. Having previously hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens became one of only four cities to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games on two separate occasions at the time.

2008 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIX Olympiad, held in Beijing in 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multisport event held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events. This was the first time China had hosted the Summer Olympic Games, and the third time the Games had been held in East Asia, following the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. These were also the third Summer Olympic Games staged in a developing country after the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

1992 Summer Olympics

The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad and commonly known as Barcelona '92, were an international multi-sport event held from 25 July to 9 August 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the Summer and Winter Olympics in alternating even-numbered years. 1992 was the last year in which both the Summer and Winter Olympics were staged. The 1992 Summer Games were the first since the end of the Cold War, and the first unaffected by boycotts since the 1972 Summer Games. 1992 was also the first year South Africa was re-indicted into the Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee, after a thirty-two year ban from participating in international sport.

1984 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIII Olympiad, held in Los Angeles in 1984

The 1984 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, mainly in Los Angeles, California, United States. It marked the second time that Los Angeles had hosted the Games, the first being in 1932. California was the home state of the incumbent U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, who officially opened the Games. The emblem of the 1984 Games, known as "Stars in Motion", featured red, white and blue stars arranged horizontally and struck through with alternating streaks, and the official mascot was Sam the Olympic Eagle. These were the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch.

2018 Winter Olympics 23rd Olympic Winter Games, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. Rio was announced as the host city at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009.

2020 Summer Olympics Games of the 32nd Olympiad, to be held in Tokyo, Japan

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, and also known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Originally due to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the Games have retained the "Tokyo 2020" name for marketing and branding purposes. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled.

2012 Summer Olympics Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London in 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremony on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.

2022 Winter Olympics 24th Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Beijing, China

The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighboring Hebei province, China.

2024 Summer Olympics Games of the 33rd Olympiad, to be held in Paris, France

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.

2028 Summer Olympics Games of the 34th Olympiad, to be held in Los Angeles, United States

The 2028 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, and commonly stylized as LA28, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 21 to August 6, 2028, in Los Angeles, California, United States. It will be the first Summer Games to be held in the US since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and the first Olympics in the US since the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Michael Phelps American swimmer and Olympic athlete

Michael Fred Phelps II is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps had already tied the record of eight medals of any color at a single Games by winning six gold and two bronze medals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. This made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.

References