He quickly emerged as a leading short-track skater. Away from home and his friends, Ohno rebelled against the rigors of training, choosing to eat pizza instead of complete required runs. Many believed Ohno would be a shoo-in for the 1998 U. Olympic team, but he made a disappointing showing at the Olympic trials.
In 1997, Ohno scored his first major victory, winning the U. After the trials, his father took him to an isolated cabin in Washington to give him time to contemplate his future away from any distractions.
Born in 1982 in Seattle, Apolo Anton Ohno started training at age fourteen. He returned to the Olympics in 20, winning a record eight medals for a U. Already an experienced swimmer and in-line skater, Apolo Anton Ohno was inspired to take up speedskating after watching the 1994 Winter Olympics with his father Yuki. national speedskating coach Pat Wentland in Lake Placid, New York.
short-track speed skating championship and in 2002 he scored silver and gold at the Winter Olympics. He also competed and won on the fourth season of Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno was born on May 22, 1982, in Seattle, Washington.
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Ohno also continued to train during this time, and in December 24, 2007, he won his ninth national title in the 1,000-meter and the 1,500-meter short-track races.
The next year, he placed first in the 500-meter race during the 2008 World Championships in South Korea, and he won his tenth national title in 2009.
In 2012, Ohno was invited back to In anticipation of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ohno took on a strict training regimen.
With diet and exercise, he lost more than 20 pounds and nearly doubled the amount of weight he could lift.