Apolo Anton Ohno


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Birth Name: Apolo Anton Ohno
Born: 05/22/1982
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA

Apolo Anton Ohno was born on May 22, 1982 in Seattle, WA to a Japanese father and Caucasian mother. Ohno's parents divorced when he was just an infant, which left his father, Yuki, to raise the future Olympian. Apolo's unique name, which was given to him by his father, was derived from the Greek words "ap" ("steering away from") and "lo" ("look out"). Because of Yuki's hectic work schedule as a hair stylist and salon owner, he was very cautious about Ohno turning into a latchkey kid and signed him up for various extracurricular activities like competitive swimming and inline skating. Growing up, Ohno looked up to athletes like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Lance Armstrong for inspiration. O... Continue Bio >>


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