Apolo Ohno Makes Olympic History Breaks Bonnie Blair Record

VANCOUVER, BC – Apolo Ohno won the bronze medal Saturday in the 1,000-meter short-track speed skating event winning his seventh Winter Olympics medal setting a new American record beating Bonnie Blair who held the record with 6 medals. Ohno now has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in his three Olympic appearances.

Apolo Anton Ohno wins 7th Olympic medal in Vancouver breaking Bonnie Blairs record.

Ohno, who is already a successful motivational speaker, may very well walk away from Vancouver with millions of dollars worth of new endorsement deals. He already endorses luxury Omega watches, and since his record breaking win in Vancouver Saturday night, other sponsors are sure to follow soon. Alaska Airlines, which is Ohno’s biggest sponsor, painted his image on a Boeing 737.

Apolo Ohno was already well know even before Vancouver. He was a gold medal winner from the last two Winter Olympics and became a media sensation when he won the Mirror Ball trophy  on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Other US Olympic gold medal winners, Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White, have turned their their victories into mainstream commercial success.


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