Birth date- June 22, 1982; Seattle, Washington
Discipline- Speed skating, short track
Olympics- 2002, 2006
Medals- 2002: 1500m Gold , 1000m Silver
2006: 1000m Bronze, 500m Gold , Relay Bronze
Apolo Ohno started short track speed skating when he was 14 years old. Though he didn't start until 1995, he soon became the best in the US. However, Apolo didn't get onto the Olympic team until the 2000-01 season when he was considered the best in the world. With a World Cup title in the 500m, the1000m, and the 1500m, he was a shoe-in for the 2002 Olympics. In 2002 he gained silver in the 1000m after he and four other skaters crashed. A lucky Steven Bradbury from Australia avoided the pile up and took the gold while Ohno, with a hurt leg, scrambled to the finish for second. Then, in the 1500m, Ohno was involved in another tangle up when South Korea's Kim Dong-Sung was disqualified for interference and Ohno, who initially finished second, was awarded the gold. Now, in 2006, Apolo came back to put more medals under his belt. He won gold in the 500m and two bronze, one in the 1000m and one in the relay. Fortunately, there were no accidents or mishaps this year.