Speedskater Apolo Ohno to be Inducted into U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

Apolo Ohno at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Photo By Noelle Neu via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Former speed skater Apolo Ohno will be inducted into the US Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, KIRO 7 reports.

Ohno, who is half Japanese, won eight Olympic medals (two gold, two silver, and four bronze) throughout his career. Ohno will be honored at the 2019 Hall of Fame dinner on November 1 alongside the rest of the 2019 Olympic Hall of Fame class.

Ohno said on Twitter that he was “humbled and honored” to receive the distinction.

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