Now that he has earned more winter Olympic medals (7) than any other American, it is time for speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno to think about his next steps career-wise. I have a suggestion.
At age 27, he’s done about all he can with short-track speed skating. But there is more to his talents than going in circles really fast on ice. Remember, he won Dancing With the Stars.
On the Likert Scale of cool, Apolo is about a 15.
So what’s left? There is one answer that is incredibly obvious to the question of what Apolo should do next — Olympic figure skating.
Think about it: he can already skate. And he proved he can dance on DWTS. He’s in great physical shape to compete on the ice in figure skating, and he looks great in costumes as we saw in his DTWS performances. It is a no-brainer.
And if he could persuade his DWTS partner Julianne Hough, now an award-winning country singer, to leave her singing career for four years, they could be ready for a gold medal shot at the next winter Olympics.
I can promise you this: if he were to team up Julianne for Olympic figure skating, the team would have a fan base larger than anyone could imagine. I’ll bet they would win the gold, too.