10. USAIN BOLT

Usain Bolt is a Jamaican former sprinter. He was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, Jamaica. He is considered as the greatest sprinter of all time. He is eight-time Olympic gold medallist and only sprinter who win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics.

9. CARL LEWIS

Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete. He was born on 1 July 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America. He won 9 Olympic gold medals, 1 Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals. He set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays.

8. MARK SPITZ

Mark Spitz is an American former competitive swimmer. He was born on 10 February 1950 in Modesto, California. He won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich all in world record time. He was the third athlete to win 9 Olympic gold medals.

7. BIRGIT FISCHER

Birgit Fischer is a German kayaker. She was born on 25 February 1962 in Brandenburg an der Havel, East Germany. She has won 8 gold medals over six different Olympic Games. She has been both the youngest- and oldest-ever Olympic canoeing champion. In 2004, she was voted German sportswoman of the year.

6. BJORN DAEHLIE

Bjørn Dæhlie is a Norwegian businessman and retired cross-country skier. He was born on 19 June 1967 in Elverum, Norway. He is the most successful male cross-country skier in history. He won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships. Dæhlie won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships in the period between 1991 and 1999.

5. PAAVO NURMI

Paavo Nurmi was a Finnish middle-distance and long- distance runner. He was born on 13 June 1897 in Turku, Finland. He won 9 gold and 3 silver medals in his twelve events in the Olympic. He set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres and dominate distance running in the early 20th century.

4. OLE EINAR BJORNDALEN

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a retired Norwegian professional biathlete. He was born on 27 January 1974 in Drammen, Norway. He is the most successful biathlete of all time. He won 13 Winter Olympic Games medals. He has won the Overall World Cup title six times. He is also the most successful biathlete of all time.

3. MARIT BJORGEN

Marit Bjørgen is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier. She was born on 21 March 1980 in Trondheim, Norway. She is the most successful sprinter in Cross-Country World Cup history with 29 victories. She is the most decorated athlete (male or female) in Winter Olympics history with 15 medals.

2. LARISA LATYNINA

Larisa Latynina is a former Soviet artistic gymnast from southern Ukraine. She was born on 27 December 1934 in Soviet Ukraine. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals by a gymnast. She won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. She is the only female gymnast to have twice won team gold, all-around gold and an event final gold at the same Olympics.

1. MICHAEL PHELPS

Michael Phelps is an American former competitive swimmer. He was born on 30 June 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals. He holds the all-time records for 23 Olympic gold medals, 13 Olympic gold medals in individual events and 16 Olympic medals in individual events.