One of the more fast-paced sports in the Winter Olympics, speed skating, has a star in Apolo Anton Ohno.
Ohno has a pretty busy schedule, and so it's a good thing that Apolo Anton Ohno's girlfriend Bianca Stam seems to be as supportive as it gets.
Ohno and Stam have been through a lot when it comes to the athlete's career. In the fourth season of , he competed with Julianne Hough and went all the way through to win the grand prize.
A disqualification led to his first gold medal, when a South Korean skater was found to have illegally blocked Ohno from passing him.
Continuing his career as a superior skater, Ohno earned the title of overall champion at the 2002-20-2005 World Cup events.
He scored two bronze medals for the 1,000-meter and 5,000-meter relay competitions.—which pairs famous amateurs with professional ballroom dancers—for its fourth season, battling the likes of former model Paulina Porizkova; country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus; and television host Leeza Gibbons.
Ohno and his partner, Julianne Hough, won the competition, beating out former boy band ' N Sync member Joey Fatone in the finals.With that victory, Ohno won his eighth medal and broke the record for most medals won by a U. He competed for Team USA in short track speed skating in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympic Games, tallying a total of eight medals (two gold, two silver and four bronze).During his week of solitude, he decided to become more disciplined, and to train harder to excel at his sport.With his newly found dedication, Ohno went to become the overall champion at the 1999 Junior World Championships and at the 2000-2001 World Cup.In 1997, Ohno scored his first major victory, winning the U. After the trials, his father took him to an isolated cabin in Washington to give him time to contemplate his future away from any distractions.