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Rio 2016 All-time By event Individual

STATISTICS MEN

The Men's Olympic Program has remained unchanging since 1968, with the only addition of the 50 FS in 1988. Between 1896 and 1920, some "weird" events as 100 meters for sailors or underwater swimming were also held. The discontinued events make a total of 10 (not included in the table below); of which Germany won 4 gold medals; and GRE, GBR, SWE, AUS, FRA & USA made 1 each.

Rio 2016 (Top Five) top

Ps CNT GD SV BZ Tot
1. USA 8 4 5 17
2. AUS 2 1 2 5
3. JPN 1 2 2 5
4. CHN 1 2 1 4
5. GBR 1 2 - 3
...
(13) TOT 16 18 15 49

All-Time Medal Table: MEN (1896-2016) top

* All the events currently included in the Olympic Program (see above)
* Soviet Union includes the 1992 Unified Team (UNT)

Ps Country CNT GD SV BZ TOT
1. United States USA 142 98 69 309
2. Australia AUS 33 36 42 111
3. Japan JPN 17 22 21 60
4. Soviet Union* URS 14 17 18 49
5. Hungary HUN 12 15 17 44
6. Great Britain GBR 9 14 12 35
7. Sweden SWE 7 8 10 25
8. Canada CAN 6 8 11 25
9. East Germany GDR 6 8 5 19
10. Germany GER 5 9 11 25
11. France FRA 5 8 11 24
12. Russia RUS 4 5 8 17
13. Italy ITA 4 1 9 14
14. South Africa RSA 3 6 1 10
15. West Germany FRG 3 4 10 17
16. China CHN 3 4 2 9
17. Netherlands NED 3 2 4 9
18. New Zealand NZL 2 1 2 5
19. Austria AUT 1 5 3 9
20. Brazil BRA 1 4 8 13
21. South Korea KOR 1 3 0 4
22. Belgium BEL 1 2 1 4
23. Spain ESP 1 0 2 3
24. Surinam SUR 1 0 1 2
. Tunisia TUN 1 0 1 2
26. Argentina ARG 1 0 0 1
. Mexico MEX 1 0 0 1
. Kazakhstan KAZ 1 0 0 1
. Singapore SIN 1 0 0 1
30. Greece GRE 0 2 1 3
31. Denmark DEN 0 2 0 2
32. Finland FIN 0 1 2 3
33. Cuba CUB 0 1 1 2
. Poland POL 0 1 1 2
. Ukraine UKR 0 1 1 2
36. Croatia CRO 0 1 0 1
. Norway NOR 0 1 0 1
. Serbia SRB 0 1 0 1
39. Phillipines PHI 0 0 2 2
40. Romania ROM 0 0 1 1
. Switzerland SUI 0 0 1 1
. Trinidad & Tobago TRI 0 0 1 1
. Venezuela VEN 0 0 1 1
 
43     289 291 291 871

Medal table (by event, countries) top

* The 2nd column indicates how many times the event has been held.

Event Ed 1st Medals 2nd Medals
50 FS 8 United States (2 shared) 5= Russia 2
100 FS 26 United States 13 Australia 4
200 FS 14 Australia / United States 4 URSS 2
400 FS 25 United States 9 Australia 6
1.500 FS 25 United States / Australia 8 JPN / URS 2
100 BA 24 United States 15 GER/JPN/AUS/GDR 2
200 BA 15 United States 9 East Germany (GDR) 2
100 BR 13 United States 4 Japan / Great Britain 3
200 BR 25 Japan 6 United States 5
100 BF 13 United States 7 Sweden 2
200 BF 16 United States 10 Australia 2
200 MD 11 United States 5 Hungary 3
400 MD 14 United States 8 Hungary 2
4x100 FS 12 United States 9 AUS / RSA / FRA 1
4x200 FS 25 United States 17 Australia 3
4x100 MD 15 United States 14 Australia 1

Individual Events Medal Table top

* The last three columns to the right show total medals (relays included), but position is based solely on INDIVIDUAL medals.

Ps Name GD SV BZ Medal Details RG RS RB
1. Michael Phelps, USA 13 2 1 04: 100BF-200BF-200MD-400MD-4x200-(4x100MD); 08: 200-100BF-200BF-200MD-400MD-4x100-4x200-4x100MD; 12: 100BF-200MD-4x200-4x100MD; 16: 200BF-200MD-4x100-4x200-4x100MD // 12: 200BF-4x100; 16: 100BF= // 04: 200-4x100 23 3 2
2. Mark Spitz, USA 4 1 1 68: 4x100-4x200; 72: 100-200-100BF-200BF-4x100-4x200-4x100MD // 68: 100BF // 68: 100 9 1 1
3. Aleksandr Popov, RUS 4 1 - 92: 50-100; 96: 50-100 // 4x100: 92-96; 4x100MD: 92-96; 100: 00 // None 4 5 -
4. Roland Matthes, GDR 4 - 1 100BA: 68-72; 200BA: 68-72 // 4x100MD: 68-72 // 72: 4x100; 76: 100BA 4 2 2
5. Kosuke Kitajima, JPN 4 - - 100BR: 04-08; 200BR: 04-08 // 4x100MD: 12 // 4x100MD: 04-08 4 1 2
. Tamas Darnyi, HUN 4 - - 200MD: 88-92; 400MD: 88-92 // None // None 4 - -
7. Aaron Peirsol, USA 3 2 - 04: 100BA-200BA-4x100MD; 08: 100BA-4x100MD // 00: 200BA; 08: 200BA // None 5 2 -
. Sun Yang, CHN 3 2 - 12: 400-1500; 16: 200 // 12: 200; 16: 400 // 12: 4x200 3 2 1
9. Ian Thorpe, AUS 3 1 1 00: 400-4x100-4x200; 04: 200-400 // 00: 200-(4x100MD); 04: 4x200 // 04: 100 5 3 1
. Pieter van den Hoogenband, NED 3 1 1 00: 100-200; 04: 100 // 04: 200-4x100 // 00: 50-4x200 3 2 2
. Charles Daniels, USA 3 1 1 04: 200-400; 08: 100 // 04: 100 // 04: 50; 08: 4x200 3 1 2
12. Murray Rose, AUS 3 1 - 56: 400-1500-4x200; 60: 400 // 60: 1500 // 60: 4x200 4 1 1
. Michael Gross, FRG 3 1 - 84: 200-100BF; 88: 200BF // 84: 200BF-4x200 // 88: 4x200 3 2 1
14. Johny Weissmuller, USA 3 - - 24: 100-400-4x200; 28: 100-4x200 // None // None 5 - -
. Vladimir Salnikov, URS 3 - - 80: 400-1500-4x200; 88: 1500 // None // None 4 - -
. Mike Burton, USA 3 - - 68: 400-1500; 72: 1500 // None // None 3 - -
17. Ryan Lochte, USA 2 2 3 04: 4x200; 08: 200BA-4x200; 12: 400MD-4x200; 16: 4x200 // 04: 200MD; 12: 200MD-4x100 // 08: 200MD-400MD; 12: 200BA 6 3 3
18. Matt Biondi, USA 2 2 1 84: 4x100; 88: 50-100-4x100-4x200-4x100MD; 92: 4x100-(4x100MD) // 88: 100BF; 92: 50 // 88: 200 8 2 1
(19) Gary Hall Jr, USA 2 2 1 50: 00-04; 4x100: 96; 4x100MD: 96-00 // 96: 50-100 // 00: 100; 04: (4x100) 5 3 2
-- Don Schollander, USA 2 1 - 64: 100-400-4x100-4x200; 68: 4x200 // 68: 200 // None 5 1 -
-- Nathan Adrian, USA 1 - 2 100: 12; 4x100: (08)-16; 4x100MD: 12-16 // 12: 4x100 // 16: 50-100 5 1 2
-- Tom Jager, USA - 1 1 4x100: (84)-88-92; 4x100MD: (84)-(88) // 88: 50 // 92: 50 5 1 1

* According to FINA rules, preliminary swimmers are awarded medals too. Thus, medals won as members of a qualifying race relay team are included (between brackets).
* Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same individual event three times. He achieved this feat in two events (100BF & 200 MD). Matt Biondi and Tom Jagger (USA) were in the American 4x100 FS relay team in 1984, 1988 & 1992 (3 golds). Phelps & Lochte won the 4x200 in 2004, 2008 & 2012. Finally, Phelps also won the 4x100MD three times.
* Don Schollander also swom the 4x100 and 4x100 MD preliminaries in 1968 but (unaccountedly), unlike Jagger or Biondi, they are not added to the official counting.

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