VANCOUVER, British Columbia No gold is awarded to the nation that takes home the most medals at the Vancouver Games, yet for a few countries, the battle to rack up the most golds, silvers and bronzes can be one of the most competitive sports at the Olympics.VANCOUVER, British Columbia For the first two weeks of these Winter Olympics, Apolo Ohno evaded crashes and made late charges and won two medals in his first two short track speedskating races.They represented the seven medals Ohno has won over three Olympics, the most of any American in the history of the Winter Games.Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno sets his sights on another trophy to add to his collection, the Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball. Julianne has grown up around (and worked with) adults from a very young age.When DWTS dancer Kym Johnson injured her arm, Julianne stepped in as her replacement and has been Cha Cha cha'ing across America with Season 1 DWTS competitor Joey Mac Intyre.Julianne is the youngest (and only) American dancer to have become both International Latin Youth Champion and Junior Blackpool World Latin Champion.He considered retiring after the “perfect race,” but decided an opportunity to skate in Vancouver was too difficult to pass up.In Vancouver, Ohno has a chance to break Heiden’s record for most medals won by an American in the Winter Olympics.
Ohno paired with Julianne Hough for the fourth season of the hit reality competition in 2007.In the 1,500, Ohno attempted to pass the leader, Kim Dong Sung of South Korea, and when Kim illegally blocked Ohno, he was disqualified. Ohno has won the United States short-track overall men’s title seven times.He earned the World Cup overall title in 2001, a first for an American, and he captured the same honor in 20.She was also Assistant Choreographer on Gwen Stefani's Wind It Up video.
As Apolo Anton Ohno gets ready to embark on his second season of Dancing With The Stars, we figured it was time to take a look further into his life off the ice and ballroom floor.
His fortunes changed Friday night, in the 500 meters, where Ohno artfully advanced to the final, at one point even balancing on one skate. At 55 years of age and 270 pounds, and with a physique that might test the limits of spandex, it’s a little hard to visualize Chuck Chiodo elegantly poised midair in the ski jump, rocketing recklessly toward his place in history in the downhill, or decked out in feathers, pulling off that immaculate quadruple toe loop.