Apolo Anton Ohno won the bronze medal in 1000 meter speed skating on Saturday, but that win happened to put him into the Olympic record books. According to People he’s now the “most decorated American athlete in Winter Olympics history.” Michael Phelps, who has 14 medals and is the “most decorated Olympian of all time” was there cheering Ohno on.
I caught an interesting interview from the summer with Ohno, and he talked about being a “relative baby” in the sport. He admitted that he was working hard over the summer, but he really felt he had a ways to go before he was at his peak in terms of his sport. At just 27, he has several years ahead of him yet where he could win even more medals. He also said he has seen players come and go, and some even becoming coaches. He was excited for the American team he was on and felt it was a strong one.
Here is the interview. Take a listen:
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