As he grew older, his father became concerned his son would become a latchkey kid, so he got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at age 6.He later switched from the instruction of Benton Redford, a National Champion, to a team in Federal Way, WA called Pattisons Team Extreme and became a national inline speedskating champion and record holder himself.

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Because of his losses at the World Championships and his failure to qualify for the Olympic team, Ohno recommitted himself to the sport and returned to junior-level skating at Lake Placid, rather than at Colorado Springs. Ohno and fellow skater Rusty Smith had already earned slots on the six-man team due to points earned from earlier races.

In order for Davis to qualify, he had to place first in the final race—the 1000 m—by overcoming stronger skaters Ohno, Smith, and Ron Biondo.

Since Ohno had been dominant in the meet to this point by winning every race he entered, a win by Davis seemed to be unlikely.

Retired Olympian Apolo Ohno treated himself to a romantic vacation in Maui, Hawaii with his mystery girlfriend after competing in the Ironman World Championship event in Kona on October 11With his buff body on show in just a pair of black Nike boardshorts, the muscular star had no trouble sweeping his gorgeous girl off her feet, the raven-haired beauty laughing and smiling as her man scooped her up in his arms in a tender embrace. The 32-year-old couldn't wipe the smile from his face as he took to the beach with his lady love, showing off his impressive physique in the process following months of training for the gruelling race Complementary couple: It seems not only is Apolo a fitness buff, but so too is his other half, who displayed her own trim and toned physique in a fun tiger-print bandeau bikini top and skimpy string bottoms Though the pair didn't have the best weather during their stay, with the star sharing a number of photos and videos of the overcast skies, rough sea and even a rainstorm that hit during a hike the previous day, they seemed blissfully unaware - clearly just thrilled to be in each other's company.

American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist (two gold, two silver, four bronze) in the Winter Olympics.

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.He won his first overall World Championship title at the 2008 championships.Ohno's accolades and accomplishments include being the United States Olympic Committee's Male Athlete of the Month in October 2003 and March 2008, the U. Speedskating's Athlete of the Year for 2003, and was a 2002, 20 finalist for the Sullivan Award, which recognizes the best amateur athlete in the United States.Since gaining recognition through his sport, Ohno has worked as a motivational speaker, philanthropist, started a nutritional supplement business called 8 Zone, and in 2007, competed on and won the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars.Ohno later became host of a revival of Minute to Win It on Game Show Network and served as a commentator for NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.