Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Ancient Olympic Games
Full nameKoroibos
Used name•Koroibos
NOC Elis
Medals AG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Koroibos (also spelled Coroebus), a cook from Elis, is the first recorded Olympic victor. His prize was not an olive wreath but an apple, as the olive wreath was not given to the victors until the 7th Olympiad.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
776 BCE Ancient Olympics Ancient Athletics (Ancient Sports) ELI Koroibos
Stadion, Men (Ancient Olympics) 1 Gold