Apolo Ohno

A former short track speed skater from the United States

Apolo Ohno
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One of the most notable athletes is Apolo Ohno, who won eight Olympic medals in short-track speed skating from 2002 to 2010.

He is the Winter Olympics global ambassador, one of the most successful American Winter Olympians, and the season 4 winner of ABC’s popular reality series “Dancing with the Stars.”

Apolo won 33 medals internationally and 8 Olympic medals throughout his long short-track speedskating career.

In addition, he is among the most well-known TV celebrities thanks to his appearances on Minute to Win It, Dancing with the Stars, and Spartan Ultimate: Team Challenge, to mention a few.

About Apolo Ohno |  Family and Education

On May 22, 1982, Jerrie Lee and Yuki Ohno welcomed their son Apolo Anton into the world. He was also raised in Seattle, Washington, where he was born and raised.

Ohno’s parents split when Apolo was barely a baby, according to a more thorough investigation into their lives.

The eight-time Olympian lived with his father, Yuki Ohno after they divorced. Likewise, he hasn’t spoken to his biological mother much at all since that time.

Apolo also has a senior half-brother, not to mention. He did, however, say that he has no interest in getting to know him.


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Apolo practiced inline speed skating in the evening and swimming in the morning when he was a teenager. Ohno won the breaststroke state championship when he was 12 years old in Washington.

Apolo, though, chose to skate rather than swim. He thus shifted all of his attention to inline skating.

Apolo and his father have a great relationship even though they once disagreed when Apolo was a teenager.

“But my feelings about our connection right now are indescribable, Yuki once remarked. My son makes me so proud.”

Professional Life and Career

First off, with eight medals to his credit, Apolo is the most decorated American Olympian in the Winter Games.

During his skating career in the United States, Ohno is credited with popularizing and establishing himself as the face of his sport.

Two of those eight medals are gold, four are bronze, and the other two are silver.

Also at the World Championships, Ohno has taken home eight gold, seven silver, and six bronze medals.


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But hold on! Not only that, but Apolo also took home two medals at the World Team Championships and a gold in the World Junior Championships.

In total, Ohno defeated competitors of the highest caliber to win 33 medals at the international level.

He is considered to be among the best athletes to represent the country as a result.

The Stars of Dancing

Apolo has skills other than only speedskating. To clarify, he took part twice in seasons 4 and 12 of the popular program “Dancing with the Stars”

Ohno and his partner Julianne Hough won the fourth season of the show, which debuted on the ABC network on March 19, 2007.


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The team excelled throughout the contest and won the finals with nearly perfect scores.

Apolo has served as the host of the well-known program Minute to Win It. However, the relationship barely lasted a year when he quit the program in 2011.

Championships and highlights

Overall World Championship 2008

World Cup: Overall 2001, Overall 2003, and Overall 2005

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Relationship Status| Single or Married?

Anyone would find it difficult to believe that Apolo is single given his success and good looks. That’s surprising because he is a member of the bachelors club.

Ladies, don’t get your hopes up just yet because Ohno and his girlfriend Bianca Stam are happily engaged.

Regarding Bianca, she was born in 1994 in Chicago and went to Milikin University. The elegant woman works as a model and an actor. She also runs the Italian eatery “Bar Roma” in Andersonville, Chicago.

In addition, Stam has so far appeared in two films. She also acted in Chasing the Dragon and produced The Beauty Machine.


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To get back to Apolo and Bianca, their romance began when they both visited an art gallery in 2016. He soon made the model the subject of a stunning engagement ring.

Since that time, their relationship has only ever been romantic. On Instagram, Apolo frequently posts images of himself and his partner.

He also appears to be having fun with Bianca. Therefore, we think that wedding bells may soon start to ring.

They have a gorgeous home in Seattle, Washington, where they reside with their adorable puppy, Sesame.

Net Worth and Salary | Apolo Ohno

Apolo earned $10 million in wealth as of 2022 thanks to his work as a short-track speed skater and TV personality.

Additionally, Ohno began his career in speedskating in 2000 before switching to his TV shows later on.

He has a total of more than 20 years of professional experience. As a result, Apolo’s immense riches shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Regarding his pay, regrettably, we are unable to estimate how much Apolo made during his one-year tenure as the “Minute To Tin It” show’s host.


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However, we did learn that the winning reward for the competition was $250,000. In addition, Apolo is one of the most accomplished Olympians in history.

Therefore, Ohno must have received tens of thousands of dollars in prize money, if not millions.

He also had numerous sponsorship agreements with companies like AT&T, Omega, Alaska Airlines, and Procter & Gamble.

As a result, such contracts brought in millions of dollars for Apolo, increasing his net worth.

Body Measurement | Hair, Height, Nationality

Apolo, who was born in 1982, is 40 years old right now. Similar to the above, he was born on May 22nd, making Gemini his star sign.

Additionally, Gemini natives are smart, quick, and talkers since Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, rules them.


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Moving on to his stature, Ohno is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and 145 lb (65.7 kg).

Apolo won a total of 32 medals at the Olympics and World Championships by making the most of his body frame during his speedskating career.

Social Media Presence

Instagram: 87.5k followers

Twitter: 256.7k followers

Frequently Asked Question:

Apolo Ohno is Japanese, right?

A simple no is a response. Apolo was born and reared in the United States, hence he is not Japanese. Furthermore, throughout his career, he represented the United States abroad.

Ohno’s mother is of European American heritage, while his father is of Japanese ancestry.

Is Apolo Ohno a cast member of Hawaii Five-0?

Apolo Ohno did indeed appear as a guest star in episode 17 of Hawaii Five-0’s second season.

Quick Facts | Apolo Ohno

Full Name Apolo Anton Ohno
Birth Date 22 May 1982
Birth Place Federal Way, Washington, U.S.A
Nick Name Not available
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Japanese-American
Education The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Yuki Ohno
Mother’s Name Jerrie Lee
Siblings Not available
Age 40 Years Old
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight 145 lb (65.7 kg)
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Not available
Build Athletic
Married No
Girlfriend Allison Baver, Julian Hough, Bianca Stam (fiancee)
Spouse No
Children No
Profession Short Track Speed Skater, TV Show Personality
Olympic Medals Eight (Two golds and silvers; four bronzes)
Salary Not available
Net Worth $10 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Skates and Gears
Last Update August, 2022

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