Apolo Anton Ohno bio, Career, Wife, Net worth, Childhood, Facts
Who is Apolo Anton Ohno?
Apolo Anton Ohno is an Olympic speed skater who holds the record for most U.S. medals won, Olympian in the winter. After winning a medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics Apolo became a popular face in the U.S.
In the Early life of Apolo Anton Ohno
Fig: Apolo Anton Ohno childhood pic
Apolo Anton took first step on earth on May 22, 1982, in Seattle, Washington. He is an American of my nationality and white. Apolo was born to a Japanese-born father, Yuki Ohno, and Jerrie Lee, a European American mother. He completed his early federal education from Saghalie Junior High, Washington. His father raised Apolo because his parents divorced when he was an infant. Apolo Anton's father got his son involved in competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at the age of six, inspired after watching the 1994 Winter Olympics. He quickly emerged later as an inspiring short-track skater. He won the Washington State Swimming Championship in the breaststroke at the age of 12 but preferred skating over swimming At the age of 14, he was trained by US National Speedskating Coach Pat Wentland in Lake Placid, New York. Apolo's days were spent with morning swimming practices, followed by training and afternoon skating practices.
In the Career of Apolo Anton Ohno
Fig: Apolo Anton Ohno skating
Apolo became the face of short-haul skating among American fans at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite the controversy associated with the results, he managed to win the medals in two events. Apolo won his first gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in a 1500-meter short track speedskating. In the event of 1000 meters, Apolo also won the silver medal in the same Olympics. Apolo managed to win the title of overall champion in the 2002-2003 and 2004-2005 World Cup events. Continuing his career as an established skater, he also won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championship for 1000-meter and 3000-meter events.
He later won a gold medal in the 500-meter event at the 2006 Olympics competition and also won two bronze medals at 1000-meter and 5000-meter relay competitions. Apolo began flourishing in another arena in 2007: the dance floor and joined the cast of hit series dancing with the stars. Apolo and his partner Julianne Hough beat the former boy band' N Sync member Joey Fatone in the finals to win the competition. Apolo also continued to train during this time and was able to win his ninth national title in 1000-meter and 1500-meter short track races on December 24, 2007. Later in the next year, during the 2008 world championships held in South Korea, he won a 500-meter race and in 2009 he won his tenth national title. Apolo won the silver medal in 1500 meters during the 2010 Olympics games and also won the silver overall in the 1000-meter event. With the victory, Apolo managed to win his eighth medal and broke the record of most of the medals won by the U.S. Winter Olympian.
How much is Apolo Anton Ohno net worth?
Apolo Anton has an estimated net worth of around $10 million in 2019. He has been reported to have a net worth of $9 million in 2012. During his career, the 8-time Olympic gold medalist earned a huge amount with his winnings. As of 2010, Apolo's net worth increased significantly as he earned $1.5 million through various endorsement deals with Alaska airlines, AT & T, Coca-cola, Omega, and Procter and Gamble. He still has some sponsorship deals and earns some money from them.
In the Personal life of Apolo Anton Ohno
Fig: Apolo Anton Ohno with his girlfriend Bianca Stam
Apolo Anton is not yet married but dating his girlfriend. Apolo is currently having an affair with a girl named Bianca Stam who is a professional model and actor. The couple met at an art gallery about two years ago and friendship advanced into a romantic relationship Born in Chicago, Stam grew up in Lincoln Park before moving to Hong Kong at the age of 4. She studied communication at Millikin University. Bianca owns an Italian restaurant, Bar Roma in Andersonville, Chicago, and has been involved in two movies so far. She acted in Chasing The Dragon and worked in The Beauty Machine as a producer. The couple currently live in Los Angeles with their dog, Sesame Mochi Ohno.
Facts about Apolo Anton Ohno
Apolo is the youngest skater to win the title of a World Cup event and the first American to win the overall title of the World Cup in 2001.
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