August 28, 2010
Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Category: Interview Index
Tags: Apolo Anton Ohno, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Hines Ward, Idris Elba, index, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Bacon, Kristen Kish, Matt Damon, Nathan Adrian, Neil deGrasse Tyson, PSY, Troy Polomalu, Venus Williams, Yo-Yo Ma
I’ve interviewed tons of interesting people for my work. Here’s an archived list of some of them, including Matt Damon, David Bowie, Viggo Mortensen and Venus Williams.
Apolo Anton Ohno will be competing in his third Olympic Games this month. The short-track speed-skating champ already has five Olympic medals, two of them gold. Ohno also showed his dexterity on the dance floor by winning the mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” three years ago. As for the sport that made him famous, Ohno, 27, says, “I’m just enjoying my sport and taking it day by day. Anything can happen in short track and I’m blessed that I still have the talent to skate competitively and the desire to want to represent my country.”
Following her father’s footsteps into the boxing ring was a no brainer for Laila Ali. The second youngest of Muhammad Ali’s nine children — Laila was a knockout, in and out of the gym. While athletics always come easy for her, competing on “Dancing With the Stars” definitely took her out of her comfort zone. “That was so much fun, but also hard,” says Ali, 32. “I was in it to win it but Apolo (Anton Ohno) won. That’s OK. He’s cool.” Ali and her husband, former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway, have a toddler son. Find out where they plan on taking their baby for his first big trip.
Before the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in February, few people outside of the speedskating world knew of Apolo Anton Ohno. But NBC clearly saw star potential in the photogenic athlete. The network ran promos for his short track races and kept viewers up to date on all things Ohno. Before he had raced his first heat, the 19-year-old former in-line skater from Seattle was on his way to becoming a worldwide sensation.