April 25, 2013 06:12 AM by Lisa Princ
Apolo Ohno wowed us all not once, but twice as he competed for two seasons of Dancing with the Stars. While the 30-year-old did not walk away with the mirror ball trophy during the All Star season, fans were hoping to see the Olympic skater hit the ice again next year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen, as Ohno revealed that he is retiring!
Sorry to disappoint everyone who was hoping to see Apolo Ohno hit the ice at the 2014 Olympics, but it is not going to happen according to Ohno. “I think it’s pretty sure at this point [that the comeback is] not going to be. It was always in the back of my head. I just didn’t want to rule it out. I’ve been very blessed, had such an amazing career, overcome a lot of obstacles in my life. It’s time to try some different opportunities,” Ohno recently revealed to the press.
The good news is that Apolo Ohno will be at the 2014 Winter Olympics – as a correspondant for NBC! Hey, it’s better than nothing, right? During his Olympic run, Ohno has won 8 medals, most recently, he took home 3 of those in 2010. Apolo Ohno also walked away as the mirror ball champion on Dancing With The Stars in 2007, but failed to make the finals on the All Star season, as he was eliminated the week prior to the finale.
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