Gymnastics:Olympic Records

Gymnastics has been included in various forms since the 1896 Games

Most Gold Medals

Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union 1956–1964   9

Sawao Kato   Japan   1968–1976   8

Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union   1972–1980 7
Boris Shakhlin   Soviet Union   1956–1964 7
Vera Cáslavská   Czechoslovakia   1960–1968 7
Viktor Chukarin   Soviet Union   1952–1956 7

Akinori Nakayama   Japan 1968–1972 6
Vitaly Scherbo   Belarus 1992–1996 6

Takashi Ono   Japan   1952–1964 5
Ágnes Keleti   Hungary   1952–1956 5
Nadia Comaneci   Romania   1976–1980 5
Polina Astakhova   Soviet Union 1956–1964 5
Yukio Endo Japan   1960–1968 5
Mitsuo Tsukahara   Japan 1968–1976 5
Anton Heida  United States 1904 5
Nellie Kim   Soviet Union 1976–1980 5

Most Medals Figures show (gold,silver,bronze) Total

Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 1956–1964 (9 5 4) 18

Nikolai Andrianov Soviet Union 1972–1980 (7 5 3) 15

Boris Shakhlin Soviet Union 1956–1964 (7 4 2) 13
Takashi Ono Japan 1952–1964 (5 4 4) 13

Sawao Kato Japan 1968–1976 (8 3 1) 12
Alexei Nemov Russia 1996–2000 (4 2 6) 12

Most Individual Gold Medals

Vera Cáslavská Czechoslovakia 1960–1968 7

Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 1956–1964 6
Nikolai Andrianov Soviet Union 1972–1980 6
Boris Shakhlin Soviet Union 1956–1964 6

Viktor Chukarin Soviet Union 1952–1956 5
Vitaly Scherbo Belarus 1992–1996 5
Sawao Kato Japan 1968–1976 5
Nadia Comaneci Romania 1976–1980 5

Most Individual Medals (Gold,Silver,Bronze) Total

Larisa Latynina Soviet Union 1956–1964 (6 5 3) 14
Nikolai Andrianov Soviet Union 1972–1980 (6 3 3) 12
Boris Shakhlin Soviet Union 1956–1964 (6 2 2) 10

Larisa Latynina is the only gymnast to win the same individual event at three Games  (the floor exercise in 1956,190 and 1964)

Vitaly Scherbo won a record six gold medals at the 1992 Games (Team,all-around,Pommel Horse,Vault,Parallel Bars and Rings)

Team Competitions

Most wins

Men     Japan 6 (1960-1976,2004)

Women  USSR 9 (1952-1980,1988)

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics has been included in the Olympics since 1984. The only gymnast to win two all-around titles is Yevgeniya Kanayeva (Russia) in 2008 and 2012.

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