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Apolo Ohno:

I Can Basically

Leg Press a Ton

3/3/2010 5:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Apolo Ohno's lower body is so powerful -- dude claims he can leg press 1800 pounds of raw steel ... which is the Hollywood equivalent of 20 Nicole Richies.

Apolo Ohno: I Can Basically Leg Press a Ton

For the record, Ohno only weighs about 145 -- without his eight Olympic medals of course.

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46.

Ron    

imbecile

1592 days ago
47.

Angie    

I happen to know enough about speedskating to know that speedskaters DO put their hands on hips/backs to keep from getting too close. The "guys" on here that have all the negative comments about Apolo's looks or talent, just keep on being jealous...

1592 days ago
48.

Angie    

#32, Mike - You wanna talk cheating? How is it Ok for the Canadian to do the SAME exact thing and WIN but Ohno gets DQ'd? CAnada DID deserve that medal, but if he wasn't DQ'd, Ohno shouldn't have been either. It's BS for the same exact thing to happen in a race to two different people and only one get called out on it.

#38, ILUVUSA, - Do you follow short track/speedskating at all? Apolo did not cause the "crash", which was actually two different events. Just as DrBill stated, skaters place their hands on backs or hips to keep from slamming into the skater in front of them. The Canadian did the same thing to the Korean, and then kicked his arm out from under him. Neither of these "crashes" were caused by Ohno.

1592 days ago
49.

Cara    

I agree with 8 and 10. He's gorgeous and an amazing athlete!

1592 days ago
50.

CANADAEH    

Absolutely ridicules. Apolo got owned in that 500m race, read Sports Illustrated or ESPN, your own American sports propaganda. Bunch of “Cry Babies” is right. Posters here cannot re-write history as much as they want to. You lost when Apolo cheated then disgraced himself - then lost again in the TEAM race, or do you idiots want to contest that one also. Oh please. Take the Silver and get lost! And I got 1800 lbs. worth of leftovers.

1592 days ago
51.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE    

What will you do for the real USA Oh no? Will you just take what $$$ is available and forget about the economic issues at hand. Get yours is all that matters now? You need Millions to show what a Good American you are, like many other POS athletes who later are shown have used Enhancing drugs to accomplish what they could only dream of doing with out them?
Your 15 minutes of fame Queenie are up now go back to work 9-5 like the rest of us, your no body special anymore just another hyped up OH NO!
Oh and you can stop propping foods like Wheaties and other garbage crap that is not good for the average American since you really don't eat it your really just a FRAUD when it comes down to it plain and simple. You will show us all in no time

1592 days ago
52.

maria    

Sad to say there are alot of shallow and outright mean people on this board. How can you all look in the mirror after trying to destroy someone who worked a lifetime to become one of the Worlds best athletes. Go worship all the drug addicts, alcholics and thugs this country, that why this country is so f...ed up.

1592 days ago
53.

maria    

I looooooove Apolo. I love his hair, soul patch, voice, smile, teeth,body, his heart, his soul. Ohno Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

1592 days ago
54.

Canadian bred    

Apollo is B.S ing , since the record is 2300 lbs leg press, and he claims to do 1800??..i know it's a 500 lbs difference, but still. these guys are powerlifters who weigh easily 350 plus.. Apolo is maybe 160 wet, and claiming to leg press 1800?? pounds, even if you are an olympic champ..still very bold statement, I think the olympic medals got to his blood brain, because the world know's he aint got no penis blood.

1591 days ago
55.

Mary Margaret Carbaugh Speck    

This kid lives in his own little dream world, so far it's working out for him but things change.

1591 days ago
56.

Bitchen    

Anyone on here dissing Apolo is clearly jealous. It might seem impossible for people sittin on their asses all day behind the computer doing nothing, but for an this Olympic athlete and gold medalist, I'm sure he's telling the truth! Why would he lie about something so stupid? Umm...he has to get his legs worked out pretty damn good to be the world's best speed skater! GO APOLO!!! America LOVES you!!!

1591 days ago
57.

Spaced_Out    

But how much can he squat?? Not talking sitting on a machine here.

1591 days ago
58.

sarah    

All you fat girls out there fawning over Oh NO....give it up turds, he's as gay as Richard Simmons..
IT'S CALLED A SCROTUM PATCH IN THEIR WORLD, SO EVEN YOU FAT, UGLY, HAIRY supporters need not apply

1591 days ago
59.

Chris    

1. When I was 20, I leg pressed about 1000 pounds. I'm a big guy, but no athlete, so I don't doubt for a minute that Apolo can do 1800.

2. Re the DQ in the race, he definitely touched the Canadian skater, and if he hadn't fallen, nothing would have been done. However, when a touch and a fall coincide, the rules state that judges have to err on the "DQ side", even if it doesn't look like a push (there are no pressure sensors, so video is all they've got). It's unfortunate, but Apolo has benefited from this rule in the past. He would have only had the silver, anyway, since the other Canadian won.

1591 days ago
60.

Dorinha    

@ Tim (#50)

It's a shame that you can't discuss the Olympics or Canada-U.S. relations without dumbing the discussion down to an ill-informed cross-border pissing contest. While you are far from the only guilty party who has engaged in this sort of tripe, your predictable display of ignorance is medal worthy in my books. Should you move up a couple of weight classes intellectually, then perhaps those of us here with an educated opinion will consider giving you a shot at the title. Until then, you best hit the gym.

1591 days ago
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