Quick Answer: Who is the greatest British Olympian?

Who is the most successful British sportsman?

1. David Beckham. A man that needs no introduction, David Beckham is arguably the most famous sportsman of them all. He played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, as well as captaining his country, for whom he received 115 caps and scored 17 goals.

Who has the second most Olympic medals?

Second-placed Soviet Union/USSR had fewer appearances at the Olympics, and actually won more medals on average (see the 2nd table).

The USA Has Won the Most Medals.

rank 1
Team United States
total games 28
gold 1061
silver 836

Who are the top 5 most successful Olympic athletes?

The Top 100 Olympic Athletes

  • Paavo Nurmi, Track, Finland. …
  • Mark Spitz, Swimming, United States. …
  • Carl Lewis, Track, United States. …
  • Carl Lewis, Track, United States. …
  • Usain Bolt, Track, Jamaica. …
  • Larisa Latynina, Gymnastics, Soviet Union. …
  • Michael Phelps, Swimming, United States. …
  • Jesse Owens, Track, United States.

Who is Britain’s most successful Olympic female competitor in any sport?

Most medals

The most decorated female British athlete is rower Katherine Grainger, who won five medals during a 16-year Olympic career.

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