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34 Inspirational Apolo Ohno Quotes (SKATER)

Top 10 Most Famous Apolo Ohno Quotes (BEST)

“It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.”

Apolo Ohno
One thing guys have to remember is consistency... You can't make up for three years of eating poorly in just one workout.
One thing guys have to remember is consistency… You can’t make up for three years of eating poorly in just one workout.
If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven't lost. Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.
If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven’t lost. Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.
My dad's great. He's my biggest supporter. He's always told me that whatever I choose to do, I can do it. I just gotta put my mind to it.
My dad’s great. He’s my biggest supporter. He’s always told me that whatever I choose to do, I can do it. I just gotta put my mind to it.
Winning does not always mean coming in first... real victory is in arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you know you've gone all out.
Winning does not always mean coming in first… real victory is in arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you know you’ve gone all out.
Passion is the spark for everything. By itself, passion is never enough. Just like talent is never enough. But it's your fire starter.
Passion is the spark for everything. By itself, passion is never enough. Just like talent is never enough. But it’s your fire starter.
What's the point of doing something if you're not doing it 100 percent?
What’s the point of doing something if you’re not doing it 100 percent?
Skating was a gift given to me, and it's a sport I love. I go out there every single day and there isn't a day I don't want to be out there.
Skating was a gift given to me, and it’s a sport I love. I go out there every single day and there isn’t a day I don’t want to be out there.
My mantra has always been to have zero regrets in life. Everything I do at one speed, I go all-out.
My mantra has always been to have zero regrets in life. Everything I do at one speed, I go all-out.
Be YOU. Don't be someone else. YOU are a unique individual. Be proud… rock it loud.
Be YOU. Don’t be someone else. YOU are a unique individual. Be proud… rock it loud.

7 Apolo Ohno Quotes to Inspire Success (MOTIVATION)

“It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.”

Apolo Ohno
We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.
We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.
If you put your mind to something, if you give 100 percent, if you sacrifice, and if you dedicate yourself, anything is truly possible.
If you put your mind to something, if you give 100 percent, if you sacrifice, and if you dedicate yourself, anything is truly possible.
Who cares if somebody dances better? Doing my very best is rewarding internally.
Who cares if somebody dances better? Doing my very best is rewarding internally.
When there's somebody racing side-by-side, when somebody's right next to me and they're pushing and we're both tired, we're both fatigued, I want to be able to beat them mentally.
When there’s somebody racing side-by-side, when somebody’s right next to me and they’re pushing and we’re both tired, we’re both fatigued, I want to be able to beat them mentally.
I think we should all be pursuing something of zero regrets, and how do we become greater than we were yesterday.
I think we should all be pursuing something of zero regrets, and how do we become greater than we were yesterday.
Did you do every single thing you could today, to be your best?
Did you do every single thing you could today, to be your best?

6 Apolo Ohno Quotes on Life and his Career

“The world was watching, kids especially were watching, and it is so important to handle yourself – no matter the situation – with class and grace. It is more important to be a champion off the field than on; that’s what resonates with me.”

Apolo Ohno
Broadcasting is definitely in my cards for the future, and I'm determined to work hard at it - to perfect it and create my style and niche.
Broadcasting is definitely in my cards for the future, and I’m determined to work hard at it – to perfect it and create my style and niche.
I think so many times in our society we focus so much on just the end result; when we finally reach that point we realize that was never the true goal.
I think so many times in our society we focus so much on just the end result; when we finally reach that point we realize that was never the true goal.
Music to me is life. It's what gets me going.
Music to me is life. It’s what gets me going.
I've always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.
I’ve always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.
The last thing I want is for people to go through the motions in life. We're all meant to do different things, but there's a lot of opportunity for us to do some great things.
The last thing I want is for people to go through the motions in life. We’re all meant to do different things, but there’s a lot of opportunity for us to do some great things.

6 Apolo Ohno Quotes on Being an Athlete and Staying Healthy

“When I’m done skating, I guarantee you that I will not look back and remember standing on the podium. I’m going to remember these days – being with the team. Training alone, in my basement. Training when everybody else is sleeping. Doing things that nobody else is doing. Digging down. Seeing what kind of character I truly have. I love that stuff.”

Apolo Ohno
I've been an athlete most of my life and on a disciplined schedule. Working out for me is just part of my every day.
I’ve been an athlete most of my life and on a disciplined schedule. Working out for me is just part of my every day.
A lot of times, some of my best ideas happen when I'm running. That's when I do my best thinking.
A lot of times, some of my best ideas happen when I’m running. That’s when I do my best thinking.
Generally, speed skaters don't run that much. I'm a little bit of an exception in that I run a lot.
Generally, speed skaters don’t run that much. I’m a little bit of an exception in that I run a lot.
It's an individual sport, but collectively everybody shares the same motto that Ironman stands for anything is possible.
It’s an individual sport, but collectively everybody shares the same motto that Ironman stands for: anything is possible.
An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.
An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.

5 Apolo Ohno Quotes on his Dad and Japanese Heritage

Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.”

Apolo Ohno
The fact that I didn't have a mom is a challenge; it was a struggle; and we made the best of it, and because of that my relationship with my dad is that much stronger.
The fact that I didn’t have a mom is a challenge; it was a struggle; and we made the best of it, and because of that my relationship with my dad is that much stronger.
I believe my father has and always will be the strongest influence in my life, as he has guided me on many paths.
I believe my father has and always will be the strongest influence in my life, as he has guided me on many paths.
If it wasn't for my sport and my father, I'd probably be a fallen statistic. I'd be dead; I'd be in jail. Luckily, I had a great dad in my life.
If it wasn’t for my sport and my father, I’d probably be a fallen statistic. I’d be dead; I’d be in jail. Luckily, I had a great dad in my life.

“My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father.”

Apolo Ohno

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