Apolo Ohno

Speed Skater
Born May 22, 1982

Apolo Anton Ohno is an American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics. He is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time. Raised by his father, Ohno began training full-time in 1996. He has been the face of short track in the United States since winning his medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics. At the age of 14, he became the youngest U.S.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Apolo Ohno.


1982 Birth Born on May 22, 1982.


1994 - 1996 2 More Events
…  At the age of 14, he became the youngest U.S. national champion in 1997 and was the reigning champion from 2001–2009, winning the title a total of 12 times. … Read More
At the 1999 World Junior Championships, Ohno won first overall, placing first in the 1000 m and 1500 m, and winning silver in the 500 m.
At the 2000 U.S. Championships, Ohno was unable to defend his title and finished third overall.


At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ohno emerged as the face of short-track speed skating among American fans. … Read More
2003 - 2004 3 More Events
At the first event of the 2005 World Cup event in China, Ohno severely sprained his ankle and withdrew from the event. At the second event in South Korea, an estimated 100 riot police stood guard at Incheon International Airport to prevent harm from happening to Ohno. Their concern stemmed from a possible lingering negative reaction from the 2002 Olympic Games disqualification controversy. … Read More
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Ohno stumbled during a semifinal heat in the 1500 m. … Read More
From March 9–11, 2007, he competed at the 2007 World Championships held in Milan, Italy, winning gold in the 1500 m due to the disqualification of Song Kyung-Taek, who had blocked a passing attempt made by Ohno. … Read More
2008 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He won his first overall World Championship title at the 2008 championships. … Read More
In 2009, he won his 10th national title and qualified for the world team.
…  Believing in healthy eating habits, Ohno worked with his training coach John Schaeffer during preparations for the 2010 Winter Games to develop a nutritional supplement business called 8 Zone. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2012, it was announced Ohno would return for the all-star fifteenth season for a second chance to win the mirrorball trophy; this time he was paired with Season 13 champion professional Karina Smirnoff. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old In 2013, Ohno appeared as the character "Stone" in the Syfy Original Movie Tasmanian Devils, as well as the host of GSN's Minute to Win It.
2015 33 Years Old In 2015, Ohno appeared as a live guest during the season finale of NBC's live variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.
2016 34 Years Old In 2016, Ohno appeared as a guest star on Hollywood Game Night hosted by Jane Lynch on NBC. … Read More
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