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Claudia Pechstein, 9 medals (1994 - present)
German speed skater Pechstein missed Vancouver while serving a two-year ban from competition over allegations that she used performance-enhancing drug, allegations she has refuted. She has five gold, two silver, and two bronze medals to her name; she entered Sochi with a chance to overtake Daehlie to become the all-time winningest Winter Olympian but had no podium finishes; she came up just short in the women's 3000m, finishing fourth.
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Lyubov Yegorova, 9 medals (1992-1994)
Yegorova won nine medals in the shortened Olympiad when the Summer and Winter Games adopted a staggered schedule. She won six gold medals and three silvers in cross-country skiing representing first the Unified Team, and then Russia.
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Sixten Jernberg, 9 medals (1956-1964)
The Swedish cross-country skier earned four gold medals, three silver and two bronze across three Olympic appearances.
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Uschi Disl, 9 medals (1992-2006)
Disl, a German biathlete, won two gold, four silver and three bronze medals over five Olympic appearances.
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