Apolo Anton Ohno is an Short Track Speed Skater from the USA. Apolo Ohno was born on May 22, 1982 and he is an 8 time medalist. Ohno has won two gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals in the Winter Olympics. Apolo Ohno is considered the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time.
Out of four American, Apolo Ohno is the only one who has won 3 medals in a single Winter Olympics. Ohno has been reigning as the United States Champion since the year 2001. He has won the men’s national title 12 times total.
Back in December 1999, Apolo Ohno became the youngest speed skater to ever win a World Cup event title. He also became the 1st American to win a World Cup Overall title. And Apolo Ohno was the US Olympic Committee’s Male Athlete of the Month back in October 2003 as well as in March 2008. Ohno was also a finalist for the Sullivan Award, which is well known for recognizing the best amateur athlete in the USA.
On a side note, I never knew that Apolo Ohno competed and won the reality TV show called Dancing with the Stars. Did you? I guess as a man I am not paying attention to the dancing shows and I would not have expected to see Apolo Ohno on there, no matter to win it. I am guessing that Apolo Ohno is an all around competitive athlete in all sports, even dancing.
Friday night, Apolo Ohno won silver medal in speed skating in the Olympics, only to have it immediately taken away from him, because he was called out by a Canadian Referee for pushing another player. Americans are appalled, especially because it was a Canadian Referee who noticed the push. So what do you think? Should the silver medal have been taken away from Apolo Ohno?