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Apolo Anton Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno

Short Track

United States

United States

Birthdate:
May 22, 1982
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
165 pounds
Age:
30

Short Track

Date Round Result
02/25 Men's 5000 m Relay Final A   6:47.990 (3rd)
02/25 Men's 500 m Final Rankings   (1st)
02/25 Men's 500 m Final A   41.935 (1st)
02/25 Men's 500 m Semifinal 1   42.400 (2nd)
02/25 Men's 500 m Quarterfinal 4   42.020 (1st - Qualified)
02/22 Men's 500 m Heat 7   42.836 (1st - Qualified)
02/18 Men's 1000 m Final Rankings   (3rd)
02/18 Men's 1000 m Final A   1:26.927 (3rd)
02/18 Men's 1000 m Semifinal 2   1:28.080 (2nd)
02/18 Men's 1000 m Quarterfinal 2   1:29.650 (2nd - Qualified)
02/15 Men's 5000 m Relay Semifinal 2   6:55.082 (1st)
02/15 Men's 1000 m Heat 7   1:36.120 (1st - Qualified)
02/12 Men's 1500 m Final Rankings    (8th)
02/12 Men's 1500 m Final B   2:24.789 (3rd)
02/12 Men's 1500 m Semifinal 3   2:20.346 (4th)
02/12 Men's 1500 m Heat 6   2:23.668 (1st - Qualified)

Profile

Highlights
Apolo Anton Ohno’s historic, action-packed performances during the Salt Lake City Winter Games, catapulted the sport of short track speedskating to Olympic prominence. Ohno’s inspiring silver medal victory in the 1000m, seized after a final lap pile-up and unforgettable finish, was surpassed only by his spirited gold medal-winning 1500m race in which Ohno shut out longtime rival South Korea.

Update
Since his 2002 Olympic feats, the soul patch bearer went on to win his seventh U.S. National Championship. He also became the 2003/2004 World Cup overall champion and seized the 2004/2005 World Cup overall title (his career third) and was ranked first in the 1000 meters and 1500 meters and second overall in the 500 meters. At the 2005 World Short Track Speedskating Championships in Beijing, Ohno clinched the world title in the 1000m and 3000m, giving him silver in the overall. He was ranked fourth overall at the 2003 World Short Track Speedskating Championships … Ohno has also been named U.S. Speedskating's 2003 Male Athlete of the Year and was a 2002 and 2003 finalist for the Sullivan Award, recognizing the best amateur athlete in the country … During the 2005-06 World Cups, Ohno was the overall champion of the 2nd World Cup and is currently ranked 3rd. He is the in the top five ranking for all the individual distances thus far this season.

Notes

Birthplace
Seattle
Team
U.S. Elite Short Track Team
Previous Olympics
2002 at Salt Lake City - gold in 1,500m, silver in 1,000m, 4th in relay, eliminated in semifinals of 500m.
World Championships
2004-05 - 2nd overall, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 3,000m, 3rd in relay. 2003-04 - 9th overall. 2002-03 - 4th overall, 2nd in 3,000m. 2000-01 - 2nd overall, 1st in 3,000m, 2nd in 1,000m, 1st in relay. 1999-2000 - 9th overall. 1998-99 - 4th overall. 1996-97 - 20th overall (tied).
World Cup
2004-05 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m, 2nd in 500m. 2003-04 - 3rd overall, 2nd in 1,000m, 2nd in 1,500m. 2002-03 - 1st overall, 1st in 1,000m, 3rd in 1,500m. 2001-02 - 22nd overall. 2000-01 - 1st overall, 1st in 500m, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m. 1999-2000 - 7th overall. 1998-99 - 8th overall.
U.S. Championships
2005-06 - 1st overall, 1st in 500m, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m, 1st in 4-lap time trial, 1st in 9-lap time trial. 2004-05 - 1st overall. 2003-04 - 1st overall, 1st in 500m, 1st in 1,000m, 1st in 1,500m, 1st in 3,000m, 1st in 4-lap time trial, 1st in 9-lap time trial. 2002-03 - 1st overall. 2001-02 - 1st overall. 2000-01 - 1st overall. 1999-2000 - 3rd overall. 1998-99 - 1st overall. 1997-98 - 5th overall. 1996-97 - 1st overall.
Other career highlights
2000 U.S. junior short track champion; 1999 world junior short track champion; youngest American to win a World Cup event (Chang Chun, China, Dec. 3-5, 1999); 1st at Olympic Trials in 2002; holds American records in 500m, 1,500m and 3,000m; American record holder in 4-lap time trial (37.368); member of American record 5,000m relay team (6:48.815, Oct. 20, 2001 at Calgary, Alberta).

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