After returning to Colorado Springs, O'Hare, who did not skate in the 1000 m, filed a formal complaint.The complaint was founded on Ohno's seemingly deliberate attempt to stop Biondo from being able to pass Smith. I started when I was 14 years old — my father taught me.
Prior to crossing the finish line, Ohno started celebrating for Davis and Smith.
Davis' first-place finish earned enough points to move past Tommy O'Hare in the final point standings and to qualify for sixth place.
His father used Inline Speedskating to fill his spare time.
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. Short Track Speed Skating 2002 Olympic Trials, speed skater Shani Davis was racing for a position on the short track team.
Raised by his father, Ohno began training full-time in 1996.
He has been the face of short track in the United States since winning his medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Since Ohno had been dominant in the meet to this point by winning every race he entered, a win by Davis seemed to be unlikely.
Though Ohno, Smith and Biondo were heavily favored to win the 1000 m, the race ended with Ohno finishing third, Smith second, and Davis at the top of the podium.
By finishing second, Smith earned the opportunity to skate individually in the 1000 m.