Olympics records: Male and female athletes with most Olympic gold medals

Tokyo Olympics: Ahead of the 2020 edition of the Summer Games, Sportstar takes a look at the most prolific male and female sportspersons to win gold at the showpiece event.

After a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will finally get underway from July 23. The Olympics has always been the pinnacle of sporting excellence, where some athletes attain immortal fame while a few are kept from greatness only by tantalising milliseconds and inches.

Sportstar takes a look at the top male and female athletes who have won the most gold medals in the Olympics over its 31 editions since 1896.

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