Apolo Anton Ohno Ties American Winter Olympics Record
American Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno tied the records for most career medals won by an American in the Winter Olympic Games. He now has six, the same number that Bonnie Blair have.
After winning the silver medal in the 1500 meters short track speed skating, Ohno now has two golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Three of these medals were won in the 2006 Turin edition making him one of only four Americans to do so in a single edition.
Lee Jung-Su of South Korea took the gold in the 1500 meters with a time of 2 minutes 17.611 seconds. Ohno clocked in at 2:17.796 while fellow American 19 year old JR Celski took the bronze at 2:18.053. It would have been a sweep for the South Koreans had they not crashed at the final curve.
Ohno may still get some other medals as he is still entered in three more events.
Ohno previously joined the reality competition show Dancing with the Stars on its fourth season. He was partnered by Julianne Hough. They received the competition’s very first perfect score of 30 points. They were declared winners during the finals night of that season.