Apolo Ohno Biography

( 1982 - )
February 24, 2019
First published on:November 11, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Apolo Ohno

Date of Birth: 1982, May 22
Age: 37 years old
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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 first American to win a world cup overall title in 2001.

 

The thirty-six years old has an estimated net worth 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 2019. He was reported to have the net worth of $9 million in 2012. The 8-time Olympic gold medalist earned a huge amount with his winnings during his career.

CAPTION: 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.

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In 2014, he had signed the deal with MilkPEP.

Apolo Anton Personal Life

Apolo Anton is not married yet but is dating his girlfriend. Apolo is currently having an affair with the 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.

CAPTION: 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.

Apolo Anton Early Life

Apolo Anton was born on May 22, 1982, in Seattle, Washington.  He has a height of 5 feet 8 inch and has a weight of 65.7 kg. He an American my 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 from 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.

CAPTION: 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.

Apolo won his first gold medal in 1500-meter short track speedskating at the 2002 winter Olympics. Apolo also won the silver medal in same Olympics in the event of 1000 meters.

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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 2005 world championship.

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

Later in Olympics competition in 2006, he won a gold medal in the event of 500-meter and also won two bronze medal on 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.

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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 2008 world championships held in South Korea and in 2009 he won his tenth national title.

During 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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