Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yuki Ohno's Legacy

Apolo Anton Ohno is known for his various medals over the span of three Winter Olympics. Ever since the short track races have aired, NBC has basically run a Biography special on him, and so we've all gotten to know him a lot better.

In those recaps of Apolo's life, a lot has been made about his father, Yuki Ohno, and their sometimes strained relationship. To me, the most amazing story was Apolo's recollection of Yuki leaving him out in a cabin in the woods for over a week while Apolo decided what he wanted to do. At the end of the week, Apolo wanted indoor plumbing and cable television, plus to be a short track speed skater. So it all worked out.

But what you might not know is that Apolo's father, Yuki Ohno, was married to John Lennon and is generally held responsible for breaking up the Beatles.

So what will Yuki Ohno's legacy be: single-handedly raising a son who went on to be the most decorated American Winter Olympian, or as an avante-garde artist, musician and filmmaker who also broke up the most famous band of all time?

1 comment:

Freda said...

Yoko Ohno, a female, not Apolo Anton Ohno's father, Yuki, was married to John Lennon.