He also won a silver medal in Salt Lake City and two bronze medals in Torino. That made him the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete in history. Federal Way, Washington Family: Ohno was raised by his Japanese-born father, Yuki Ohno.
short track speed skater, Apolo Anton Ohno, won gold in short track speed skating events at both the 20 Winter Olympic Games.
Ohno then moved on to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
Ohno became the Junior World Short Track Speed Skating Champion in 1999 when he placed first in the 1000 meter and 1500 meter, and won silver in the 500 meter events.
At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Apolo Ohno became the most popular athlete among American fans.
He was noticed for his cheerful attitude and style.
During and after the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, Ohno became the face of American short track speed skating.
At that Olympics, he won gold in the 1500 meter and silver in the 1000 meter short track events.At the 2006 Winter Olympics, on the same day, Ohno won gold in the 500 meter and earned a bronze medal in the men's 5000 meter relay.He also won the bronze medal in the 1000 meter race.The speed skates Apolo Anton Ohno wore at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City are on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.In 2007, Ohno was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame.In 2007, Ohno, with dancing partner Julianne Hough, won the Dancing With the Stars event.