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Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Man of Speed

Part athlete, part rock star, Apolo Anton Ohno has won fans across the globe with his charisma, his movie-idol looks, and his edge-of-the-seat victories at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno tells the story of this skating hero, start to finish.

Here's what you'll find out about America's newestidol:


What made Apolo fall in love with sp
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ebook, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by HarperCollins (first published May 1st 2002)
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ABC
Dec 15, 2012 ABC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-kids
This book is good because Apolo Ohno has such an amazing story. If you are a diehard fan of his, nothing in this book will be new. However, it is a kids' book, so it will probably be new to them.

I wish it would go into detail as to who exactly funded Apolo's early training at Lake Placid. His dad, I presume? Did he have to go into debt for that?

It ends just after the 2002 Olympics and obviously there's a lot more story after that. (DWTS?)
Cheryl
Although this book is a bit dated because it was written after Ohno's performance in the Salt Lake City Olympics, it still was interesting to read about Apolo's early years, how he became interested in short track skating, and about the challenges he overcame to become the world's best short track skater. His attitude, demeanor, and work ethic serve as a role model for young people. He is a great yet humble competitor despite his huge success and following. I would recommend this book to middle ...more
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