-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Apolo Ohno Bio

Feb 10, 2010

In ancient Greece, Apollo was the god of war. During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 12-28, Team USA’s Apolo Ohno is the god of short-track speed skating.

Bandana Boy

Just like Shaun White, the snowboarder, he is easy to spot because of his bright-red hair, Apolo Ohno can be identified by his signature bandana that’s usually tied around his head. He’s also got a unique facial-hair feature called a “soul patch” – it’s a tiny bit of beard right in the middle of his chin.

Apolo Ohno SkatingApolo Ohno Skating

Born & Bred

Apolo was born in Seattle, Washington, on May 22, 1982. His unique first name was given to him by his dad, who combined the Greek words “Ap” (“steering away from”) and “Lo” (“look out, here he comes”). Apolo’s middle name – Anton – means “priceless,” and he also has a nickname – Chunkie. He started getting interested in short-track speed skating when he was just 12 years old, while he was watching the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer on TV. That may sound young to you, but in the world of sports, 12 is actually a pretty late start. But against all the odds, Apolo became the best short-track speed skater in the entire US after just two years of practice!

 

Medal Man

Apolo can claim lots of wins to his name:

  • 2000, 2003 and 2005 World Cup champion
  • Five Olympic medals (two gold, one silver, two bronze)
  • 12 overall national titles

Dancing King

In 2007, Apolo became a bit of a TV celebrity when he won season four of Dancing With The Stars. He and partner Julianne Hough beat celebs Joey Fatone and Laila Ali in the final round, when Apolo got perfect 10s from all three judges on two of his dances, and a 28 out of 30 on the third.


 

Related Stories:

 

1 Comment

Related Stories

Micro sk micro
Skateboarding for girls is making a comeback and with it comes skater style of course! Cool sneak...
Micro medals article
Well, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games have come and gone, and boy was it an amazing ride! Check out...
The Olympic Men's Hockey Bracket is a table where you can see all the results and predictions of ...
Micro gettoolympics article
Almost everyone has the Olympic Dream of standing on a Podium wearing a Gold Medal while your Nat...
Micro apolo ohno micro
Oh, no! Here comes Apolo. Meet the fastest guy on ice, who always has great hair - speedskater, A...
Medals quiz

What medal will Apolo Ohno win?

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • None

Sports In The Forums

DarkUnicorn
DarkUnicorn posted in Dance:
I do dance or Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:30 and it's Jazz, Tap, and Ballet.
reply 4 days
saturn3
Manchester is rubish
reply 5 days
boredlol
Why did they not make a volleyball topic XD
reply 7 days
Misunderstood15
It is a sport
reply 12 days
FunkySisters
Cheerleading is a very popular activity for girls, especially in the USA as teacher says. Most Americans argue is it a sport or just an activity that is made just to cheer football or basketball matches. My friend from school thinks that cheerleading is not a sport and should not be taken seriously. She thinks that cheerleaders are being picked into the teams not for their achievements in sports, but for their looks. Only pretty girls allowed. She thinks cheerleading is stupid. I think that cheerleading is a sport, because being a cheerleader holds big responsibilities. You should be physically prepared, train hard, be strong, fit and healthy. They also are great gymnasts and have their own competitions where they compete to be best.  8) I guess there are many in here who would think the same. 
reply 17 days