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Apolo Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno (/əˈpɒloʊ ˈæntɒn ˈoʊnoʊ/; born May 22, 1982) is an American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist (two gold, two silver, four bronze) 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. national champion in 1997 and was the reigning champion from 2001–2009, winning the title a total of 12 times. In December 1999, he became the youngest skater to win a World Cup event title, and became the first American to win a World Cup overall title in 2001, which he won again in 2003 and 2005. He won his first overall World Championship title at the 2008 championships. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, there were two controversies associated with Ohno. The first was whether or not he intentionally finished third in a qualification race during the U.S. Olympic Trials to allow Shani Davis to make the team. The second occurred when he won the gold medal in the 1500 m race after the disqualification of

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Apolo Ohno -- Scores Million Dollar Pad for Soul Patch

Apolo Ohno
Scores Million Dollar Pad for Soul Patch

Apolo Ohno dropped $990K on a sick LA condo recently -- a ridiculously low price, considering it's a fraction of what the pad went for in the past ...TMZ has learned.The Olympic speed skater… READ MORE >

Apolo Ohno -- Check Out My Jacked Up Gun Show!

Apolo Ohno
Check Out My Jacked Up Gun Show

He may be on "Dancing with the Stars," but based on this pic ... it's all about watching Apolo Ohno's massive gun show.After a kickboxing session on Sunday, the 30-year-old Olympian tweeted a… READ MORE >

- 646 days ago
Apolo Anton Ohno -- Nothing to Fear About Olympics Security

Apolo Anton Ohno
Nothing to Fear About Olympics Security

U.S. Olympic hero Apolo Anton Ohno is getting ready to travel to London for the Summer games ... and tells TMZ he's not even the slightest bit worried about the massive security issues going down… READ MORE >

- 735 days ago
Apolo Ohno -- The Greatest Asian-American Athlete Is...

Apolo Ohno
The Greatest Asian-American Athlete Is...

Pop quiz, 7-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno!  Who's the best Asian-American Athlete? It's a tough one ... at least it was for us -- though, admittedly, that's not saying much. READ MORE >

- 911 days ago
Apolo Ohno -- The Shirtless Run

Apolo Ohno
The Shirtless Run

Olympic speed skating hunk Apolo Ohno showed off his golden muscles on a topless run through Brentwood on Wednesday.The 29-year-old has a smooth chest to go with his smooth moves. READ MORE >

- 1077 days ago
Apolo Oh Yes -- Skater Blows His Top

Apolo Oh Yes -- Skater Blows His Top

He's the most decorated American Winter Olympian of all time, but Apolo Ohno proved he's a contender in summertime activities too by showing off his medal-winning smooth, shirtless chest in Hawaii… READ MORE >

- 1542 days ago
Apolo Ohno: I Can Basically Leg Press a Ton

Apolo Ohno:
I Can Basically Leg Press a Ton

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. For the record, Ohno only weighs about… READ MORE >

- 1603 days ago

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