How many athletes have won medals at both the summer and winter Olympics

There are six out of 139 athletes who competed for both the summer and winter Olympics and won medals. One of these athletes is Eddie Eagan who competed for the summer games in 1920 at Antwerp, Belgium for boxing (light-heavyweight) and the winter games in 1932 at Lake Placid, New York for Bobsleigh and won gold medals for both sports. Eddie was the first athlete in history to win the gold medal in both summer and winter games. Jacob Tullin Thams competed in Norway for the summer games in 1936 for the sailing sport (8- meters) and won two silver medals; for the winter games in 1924 at Chamonix, France, he competed in ski jumping(individual large hill) and won gold medals.

The third athlete is Christa Luding- Rothenburger was the only person that won medals in the same year for both summer and winter games. He competed in Seoul, South Korea for the summer events in 1988 for the cycling- sprint sport and won 2 silver medals; he also competed in the winter games in 1984 at Sarajevo, Bosnia/1988 at Calgary, Canada /1992 at Albertville, France in the Speed skating event and won two gold, two silver, and three bronze medals. Clara Hughes (CAN) competed in Atlanta, United States in 1996 for the summer games in cycling (road race and time trial) and won 6 bronze medals; for the winter games in 2002/2006/2010, he competed in speed skating and won one gold, two silver, and six bronze medals.

Lauryn Williams(USA)competed for the summer games in 2004 at Athens and in 2012 at London in Athletics and won one gold and two silver-gold medals; for the winter games in 2014 at Sochi, Russia for Bobsleigh and won two silver medals.

Eddy Alvarez(USA) competed in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 for the summer games in baseball and the winter games in 2014 for short track speed skating and won four silver medals.

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