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APOLO OHNO
Written by Katie Marzullo

 

Apolo Ohno Bio


 Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno

 Given the birth name Apolo Anton Ohno, this two time Olympic gold medalist started speed skating at the age of 13 and knows the spirit of competition. Ohno excelled in the Olympics as he won the 1,500m race in 2002 and the 500m in 2006. Aside from his love for speed skating, he finds passion in swimming and dancing, as seen with his win of season 4’s "Dancing With The Stars," with partner Julianne Hough.  Born May 22, 1982 in Seattle, Washington, Ohno was raised by his single father Yuki who is his strongest inspiration in life. Ohno is quoted as saying "I believe my father has and always will be the strongest influence in my life, as he has guided me on many paths." At a frame of 5’8", Ohno, affectionately nicknamed "Chunkie," is a force to be reckoned with.

 


 

 

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