I do not think so. Winning 6 individual gold medals in swimming does not count? 8 gold medals total? I can just imagine if an American won these two sprints, wait one has, I don't recall, but did they trumpet him as the greatest athletic moment? Amazing feat indeed, but I suggest 6 individual gold medals setting records in several of them over shadows this. If you have never swum before you have no idea how much is required for that.