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Born: 1958-06-15
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?

Tags: Gold, Heck, Medals

I didn't get into skating to be famous.

Tags: Famous, Skating

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

Tags: Close, Friendship, Skaters

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.

Tags: Giving, Mean, Parents

I really liked it best when I was a nobody.

Tags: Best, Liked, Nobody

I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.

Tags: Big, Fan, Outspoken

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.

Tags: After, Olympics, Pretty

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.

Tags: Character, Enjoy, Strong

It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.

Tags: Famous, Hockey, Wanted

Sports and politics don't mix.

Tags: Mix, Politics, Sports

They're just big in the eyes of the American public.

Tags: American, Big, Eyes

We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions. The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.

Tags: Pounds, Weights

We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety.

Tags: Times, Used, Week

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.

Tags: Skating

You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and a lot of things can happen in a week.

Tags: Happen, Lucky, Week

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.

Tags: Baseball, Great, Work

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better.

Tags: Chance, Point, Short

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.

Tags: Money, Nice, Old

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career.

Tags: Best, Nice, Time

Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes before and certain things I would do for the different races, aspects that you run through your mind.

Tags: Mind, Minutes, Run

We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up.

Tags: Chance, Next, Off

You don't really want to load up a whole lot, probably anything more than four hours before the race. I needed something to make me feel full, but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed.

Tags: Four, Full, Whole
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