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Apolo Ohno Makes History

Posted on: February 23, 2010

Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno, age 27, placed his name in the history books forever after his final Olympic race in Vancouver.  On Saturday Apolo Ohno reached his goal and won his seventh career medal.  He is now the most decorated Winter Olympian in American History after receiving a silver and a bronze this year.  The first race was controversal but he still brought home the silver.  On Saturday Ohno raced in the 1000 meter race and placed third, receiving the bronze medal.  Apolo’s 2010 performance will be in the record books forever.  During the last race (the 1000 meter), there were several instances where things didn’t look too good for Ohno.  He fell to fifth place at one point and then eventually was in last during the race.  Apolo did what he does best and snuck back in to the top three to get to the podium in the final lap.  Ohno has passed the previous most decorated Winter Olympian in American History, Bonnie Blaire.  There is still two opportunities for Ohno to increase his record.  If he places in the 5000 or 500 meter race he can make it harder for anyone else to beat his record.

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