In peak physical condition, Ohno was able to defend his national title during the U. Olympic trials in September 2009 - and won the meet overall.
During the 2010 Games, Ohno earned a silver in the 1500-meter, then snagged the overall silver in the 1000-meter.
He has been the face of short track in the United States since winning his medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
He won his first overall World Championship title at the 2008 championships.
He scored two bronze medals for the 1,000-meter and 5,000-meter relay competitions.—which pairs famous amateurs with professional ballroom dancers—for its fourth season, battling the likes of former model Paulina Porizkova; country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus; and television host Leeza Gibbons.
The next year, he placed first in the 500-meter race during the 2008 World Championships in South Korea, and he won his tenth national title in 2009.
I take every single week as if it’s our last week ever on the show. If we were to get eliminated, I absolutely would not regret the experience. So they’re putting in this crazy, fast routine that normally a pro would have.
I think that allows me to really perform and entertain at the best level I possibly can. The show and the journey and the things you go through are really amazing. If Tom [Bergeron] calls my name on Tuesday and tells me to come to the bottom of the stairs, I will tell him I am fine where I am and I think I’ll stay up there for a little while.
He also won gold for the 1,000-meter and 3,000-meter events at the 2005 World Championships.
Returning to Olympic competition in 2006, Ohno won gold in the 500-meter event.