Olympics: Phelps medal tally compared to world list

Michael Phelps has broken the Olympic medals record for one person - winning his 19th this morning in the 4x200 metre freestyle relay. Over three Olympics he has won 15 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.

We've taken a look at how one man's medal haul compares to those won by entire countries.

The total Olympic Games medal table:

1. United States - 2,296
2. Soviet Russia - 1,010
3. Germany - 851
4. Great Britain - 715
5. France - 637
6. Italy - 522
7. Sweden - 475
8. Hungary - 459
9. Australia - 432
10. East Germany - 409

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32. New Zealand - 86 (36 gold, 15 silver, 35 bronze)

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Michael Phelps - 19

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Countries with the same or less Olympic medals than Phelps:

Chinese Taipei - 19
Georgia - 18
Uzbekistan - 17
Croatia - 17
Lativa - 17
Azerbaijan - 16
Lithuania - 16
Slovenia - 15
Algeria - 14
Trinidad and Tobago - 14
Chile - 13
Serbia and Montenegro - 12
Venezuela - 11
Colombia - 11
Uruguay - 10
Pakistan - 10
Bahamas - 10
Philippines - 9
Armenia - 9
Zimbabwe - 8
Tunisia - 7
Israel - 7
Puerto Rico - 6
Uganda - 6
Cameroon - 5
Moldova - 5
...The list continues.

Phelps has won 15 Olympic gold medals - only two less than Argentina (17) and more than many countries, including Mexico (12), North Korea (10), Ireland (8).

His eight golds at the Beijing Olympics would have put him 10th on the medal table four years ago ahead of France, Ukraine and Netherlands.

- Herald Online

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