the following athletes were among the top gold medal holders in Olympic sports:
Gymnast - Won 9 gold medals, holding the record for the most Olympic gold medals in gymnastics.
Track and Field - Won 9 gold medals in middle and long-distance running events.
Swimmer - Won 9 gold medals in swimming events, including 7 gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Track and Field - Won 9 gold medals in sprint and long jump events.
Canoeing - Won 8 gold medals, making her one of the most successful Olympians in canoeing.
Track and Field - Won 8 gold medals in sprint events, including the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay.
Gymnast - Won 8 gold medals in gymnastics, including three consecutive Olympic all-around titles.
Gymnast - Won 7 gold medals in gymnastics, making him one of the most successful male gymnasts in Olympic history.
Cross-country skiing - Won 8 gold medals, making him one of the most successful Winter Olympians.
Olympic events and medal records are subject to change with each new Olympic Games, and other athletes may have surpassed or equaled these record
I recommend checking the official Olympic website or other reliable sources that provide real-time Olympic records and statistics.