"I battled with that choice, no doubt," the short track speedskating overall world champion said.[...] "I'm going to try to get to the podium every chance I can," he said. "Obviously, if I can stand on the top of the podium, better yet. But if I can walk away from each race and say that that was my best, even if I don't win, I'll still be happy."
[...] Ohno was slow to dedicate himself to speedskating but once he did he became a natural for one of the Winter Games' most popular sports.
But he will be very selective on the speedskating circuit in 2009, feeling like a marked man. Ohno explained:
"Prior to 2006 I had a lot of very good finishes, in the top two or three consistently. But what I noticed was that a lot of countries were studying me and my technique. "By the time I got to the Games, they had done a lot of research. So this year, we're going to play it low-key, do well when I need to. But mostly try out new strategies."