Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
Latinina has taken part in 3 Olympiads so the most team olympic medals she could have had is 3, which is what she has. She still holds the record of total individual medals, and we are just talking about Olympic trivia here, we dont take away anything from Phelps. It is just that on the news they talk about her just like they talked about Spitz all the time during 2008 Games.
Well, four, because there was a rather fun-sounding team event that was discontinued after the 1956 Olympics*. But the point stands.

* I found Hungary's OGM-winning exercise from 1956; it looks like a precursor to rhythmic gymnastics!

Spitz won with a mustache. Can't imagine any swimmer going out there with facial hair these days!