Saturday, February 27, 2010

Apolo Ohno Makes Olympic history

Last evening, Apolo Ohno made Olympic history by becoming the first US Olympian to secure 8 medals in Winter Olympic Games and he did it in the sport of speedskating. He did it with his characteristic aplomb, by overcoming adversity, on and off the ice, and by rising to all the challenges.

This article on
discusses his victory yesterday, which happened after another short track skating event in which there were multiple crashes and his placement did not count (he was disqualified). His father, Yuki Ohno, who raised Apolo, after his mother left the family when he was a toddler also should be commended for helping to steer him on the right track and for dedicating so much of his own life to the dreams of his son, who has now made Olympic history.

I am sure that we will be hearing more about Ohno in the future, perhaps in different metamorphoses. For now, he deserves congratulations and he and his US speed skating time some time spent on celebrating their magnificent victories!