Olympic Games Records in Gymnastics

Gymnastics has been included in the modern Olympics since 1896 and for women since 1928. Rhythmic gymnastics was introduced in 1984 and trampoline in 2000.

Most Gold Medals


8 Sawao Kato (Japan) 1968 – 1976 (5 individual golds)

7 Nikolai Andrianov (USSR) 1972-1980 (6 individual golds)

7 Boris Shakhlin (USSR) 1956-1964 (6 individual)

7 Viktor Chukarin (USSR) 1952-1956 (5 individual)



9 Larissa Latynina (USSR) 1956-1964 (6 individual golds)

7 Vera Caslavska (Czechoslovakia) 1960-1968 ( a record 7 individual golds)

5 Agnes Keleti (Hungary) 1952-1956, Polina Astakhova (USSR) 1956-1964, Nadia Comaneci (Romania) 1976-1980

Most Medals


15 Andrianov

13 Shakhlin, Takashi Ono (Japan) 1952-1964


18 Latynina

11 Caslavska

10 Astakhova, Keleti


Most Medals at one Games


7 Shakhlin 1960, Andrianov 1976

6 Vitaly Scherbo  (Unified Team) (all golds for a record 6 golds at one Games) 1992


6 Keleti 1956, Latynina 1956, Caslavska 1968

Most Golds at one Games

4 Keleti 1956, Latynina 1956, Caslavska 1968, Ecaterina Szabo (Romania) 1984, Simone Biles (USA) 2016

Most Golds at one event

Larisa Latynina is the only gymnast to win the same event at three Games, winning the floor exercise from 1956 to 1964.

The men’s all-round gold has been won twice by Alberto Braglia (Italy) 1908-1912, Chukarin 1952-1956, Kato 1968-1972, Kohei Uchimura (Japan) 2012-2016

The women’s has been won twice by Latynina 1956-1960 and Caslavska 1964-1968



Only women compete in the events.

Three women have won two gold medals:

Nataliya Lavrova (Russia) 2000-2004

Yelena Posevina (Russia) 2004-2008

Yevgeniya Kanayeva (Russia) 2008-2012 (the only one to win two individual gold medals)


Only individual events are in the Olympics.

No man has won two gold medals.  Dong Dong (China) has won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal between 2008 and 2016.  The only man to win three medals.

Rosie MacLennan (Canada) is the only woman to win two golds (2012 and 2016)

Karen Cockburn (Canada) is the only woman with three medals (two silver and one bronze) which she won from 2000 to 2008.





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