Davis' first-place finish earned enough points to move past Tommy O'Hare in the final point standings and to qualify for sixth place.
By finishing second, Smith earned the opportunity to skate individually in the 1000 m.
His father chose to name his son Apolo after the Greek words "Apo," which means to "steer away from" and "lo," which means "look out; here he comes." When Ohno was very young, his father meticulously researched childcare providers to care for his son during his long work hours.
As he grew older, his father became concerned his son would become a latchkey kid, so he got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at age 6.
His father wanted to encourage Ohno to develop his skills and, although Ohno was underage, he got him admitted to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center in 1996 to train full-time for short track. Ohno adjusted his training and made a comeback winning the 1997 U. Senior Championships overall title, taking a gold medal in the 1500 m, a silver in the 300 m, and came in fourth in the 500 m races.
At 13 years of age, Ohno was the youngest skater admitted to the center. At the age of 14, he became the youngest person to win the title.
At first, Ohno's commitment at Lake Placid was low until his teammates nicknamed him "Chunky", which motivated him to train harder. Ohno then relocated to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center to begin training with the senior level skaters, despite being only 14 years old.
His father capitalized on this interest by driving him to short track competitions throughout the northwest United States and Canada, and Ohno won several competitions in his age divisions.
He won a gold medal in the 500 metre in 1936, the same race American skater Apolo Anton Ohno won a gold for in 2006.
Norwegian speed skater who won six Olympic medals, including two silvers and four bronzes.
He later switched from the instruction of Benton Redford, a National Champion, to a team in Federal Way, WA called Pattisons Team Extreme and became a national inline speedskating champion and record holder himself.
His father used Inline Speedskating to fill his spare time.