Hall of Fame

Apolo Anton Ohno

Speedskating

Olympian in Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Born:
May 22, 1982
Birthplace:
Seattle, Washington
College:
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Apolo Anton Ohno

Speedskating

Olympian in Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Born:
May 22, 1982
Birthplace:
Seattle, Washington
College:
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Photo courtesy International Olympic Committee
Short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno is the most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history, winning eight medals over three Olympic Games.
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At 14 years old, Apolo Anton Ohno was the youngest athlete to join the U.S. Olympic Training Center’s residency program in Lake Placid. But it would be a few more years until Ohno would break through and emerge as an elite athlete.

By the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Ohno had become serious about his training and had the results to prove it, winning national titles and Olympic team trials, comfortably skating at every length in short-track speedskating.

“Skating as well as I am — that’s special,” Apolo said in the run-up to the Salt Lake City Winter Games. “To be able to come out of that mess as I did is special. To be able to improve my relations with my dad is special. I’m happy with the way my life’s going, the way I’m growing up as a person. Skating has changed me. I’ve had a lot of chances, and this is my time to shine.”

At Salt Lake City, Ohno won gold in the 1,500-meter race and silver in the 1,000.

Four years later, at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games, he took gold in the 500-meter race and bronze in the 1,000 and 5,000 relay. At the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Ohno added another silver medal and two more bronze.

With eight medals, he is the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history.


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MEDAL RESULTS
2002Salt Lake CityShort-track 1,500mGold
2002Salt Lake CityShort-track 1,000mSilver
2006TurinShort-track 500mGold
2006TurinShort-track 1,000mBronze
2006TurinShort-track 5,000m relayBronze
VancouverShort-track 1,500mSilver
2010VancouverShort-track 1,000mBronze
2010VancouverShort-track 5,000m relayBronze
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