The ‘Awe-Inspiring Olympic Records’ infographic speaks to how impressive and shocking it can be when a once-in-a-lifetime athlete or team makes his/her/their way to the Olympics and hits it big. With athletes like Michael Phelps competing at this year's Summer Olympics in London, fans are getting a firsthand account of a legend in the making. When Phelps took home the record number of Gold Medals for one athlete per Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 with the lucky number eight, he became an international superstar.
However, he is hardly the only athlete to have such incredible numbers. Larisa Latynina, a gymnast from the former Soviet Union, took home a staggering 18 medals throughout her entire career -- the majority of which were gold.
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