Apolo Ohno

by Jack Ol 11 Nov,2018
Apolo Ohno
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 7 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Apolo Anton Ohno
  • Birth Place U.S.A, Seattle, Washington
  • Famous Name Apolo Ohno
  • Father Yuki Ohno
  • Mother Jerrie Lee
  • Net Worth $10 million
  • Nationality American
  • Girlfriend Bianca Stam

Apolo Anton Ohno is a retired American short-track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in Winter Olympics. Apolo is a popular face in the United States after winning a medal at the 2002 winter Olympics. Furthermore, Apolo is the youngest skater to win a world cup event title and the first American to win a world cup overall title in 2001.

The thirty-six years old has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. Neither married nor single, Ohno is in an open relationship with his long-time girlfriend.

Apolo Anton Salary and Net Worth

Apolo Anton has an estimated net worth of about $10 million in 2021. He was reported to have a net worth of $9 million in 2012. The 8-time Olympic gold medalist earned a huge amount with his winnings during his career.

Apolo Anton Ohno with his car SOURCE: teamusa.org

As of 2010, Apolo's net worth has 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 amount from them.

In 2014, he had signed the deal with MilkPEP.

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Apolo Anton Personal Life; Who is Anton's Girlfriend?

Apolo Anton is not married yet but is dating his girlfriend. Apolo is currently having an affair with a girl named Bianca Stam who is a model and actor by profession. The couple met at an art gallery about two years ago and friendship progressed 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.

Apolo Anton Ohno with his Girlfriend Bianca Stam SOURCE: Bustle

Bianca owns an Italian restaurant, Bar Roma in Andersonville, Chicago, and has been involved in two movies till now. She acted in Chasing The Dragon and worked as a producer in The Beauty Machine.

The couple currently lives together with their dog, Sesame Mochi Ohno in Los Angeles.

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Apolo Anton Early Life, Family, and Education

Apolo Anton was born on May 22, 1982, in Seattle, Washington.  He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and has a weight of 65.7 kg. He an American by nationality and white by ethnicity.

Apolo was born to a Japanese-born father, Yuki Ohno, and a European American mother, Jerrie Lee. He completed his early education at Saghalie Junior High in federal way, Washington. Apolo was raised by his father because his parents divorced when he was an infant.

Apolo Anton's father got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad–speed roller skating at age six, inspired after watching the 1994 winter Olympics. Later, he quickly emerged as an inspiring short-track skater.

Apolo Anton in his early childhood. SOURCE: NextShark

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He won the Washington state swimming championship in the breaststroke at the age of 12 but he preferred skating over a swimming

At the age of 14, he was trained by the US national speedskating coach Pat Wentland in lake placid, New York. Apolo's days were spent with morning swimming practices, followed by schooling and afternoon skating practices.

Apolo Anton Professional Career

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Apolo became the face of short-haul skating among American fans. He managed to win the medals in two events despite the controversy associated with the results. He won his first gold medal in 1500-meter short-track speedskating at the 2002 winter Olympics. Apolo also won the silver medal in the same Olympics in the event of 1000 meters.

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 for 1000- meter and 3000-meter events in the 2005 world championship.

Apolo Anton Ohno competing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter SOURCE: britannica.com

Later in the Olympics competition in 2006, he won a gold medal in the event of 500-meter and also won two bronze medals in 1000-meter and 5000-meter relay competitions.

In 2007, Apolo started to flourish in another arena: 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 managed to win his ninth national title in 1000-meter and 1500-meter short track races on December 24, 2007. Later in the next year, he won a 500-meter race during the 2008 world championships held in South Korea, and in 2009 he won his tenth national title.

During the 2010 Olympics games, Apolo won the silver medal in 1500-meter and also won overall silver in 1000-meter event. With the victory, Apolo managed to win his eighth medal and broke the record of most medals won by U.S Winter Olympian.

 

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