US Speedskater Apolo Ohno Wins 7th Medal & Sets US Winter Olympics Record!

Sun, February 21, 2010 12:24pm EDT by 1 Comment

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If this is Apolo’s final Olympic year, as he has reportedly hinted to the press, he’ll be going out on top — literally!

US Speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, 27, won more than just a bronze medal at last night’s men’s short-track 1,000 meter race in Vancouver. His seventh medal also earned him a place in Olympics history, as he has now earned more medals at the winter games than any other US athlete! “It means a lot to me,” Apolo tells USA Today. “Especially in a sport like this, there’s not many athletes that come to back-to-back Olympic games and medal — very, very few. For me to be able to do it in three games, I’m very happy, I’m very blessed.”

Long-track speedskater Bonnie Blair held the title with six medals before Apolo, and she couldn’t be more proud of her fellow Olympian. “I’m very happy for Apolo’s accomplishment,” Bonnie tells USA Today. “It’s a great feat for him.”