"For me, this show coming to an end is a good thing," says Ali. We were freaking out." "We couldn't get the bandanas to come out of the pockets, nothing," says Hough. But postponing the nuptials, in combination with her steamy dancing with Ohno, only fueled speculation that the two have taken their chemistry beyond the dance floor.Ali has been working through intense pain in both knees and a wrenched back from lifting Ohno in the group swing dance last month. There's been a lot of frustration." Ohno and his partner, Julianne Hough, had the additional anxiety of a total wardrobe malfunction during Monday afternoon's dress rehearsal: The white satin costumes for their freestyle simply didn't fit. " says Ohno, pointing to a four-inch extension to the hem of both pant legs. "I've heard a lot about that," says her fiancé, Zack Wilson, 25, a pre-dental student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
With these victories, Ohno broke the record for most medals won by a U.
He quickly emerged as a leading short-track skater. Away from home and his friends, Ohno rebelled against the rigors of training, choosing to eat pizza instead of complete required runs. Many believed Ohno would be a shoo-in for the 1998 U. Olympic team, but he made a disappointing showing at the Olympic trials.
In 1997, Ohno scored his first major victory, winning the U. After the trials, his father took him to an isolated cabin in Washington to give him time to contemplate his future away from any distractions.
"We're going to get married," he says, "just not this summer.
We haven't fallen away from each other at all." What goes through his mind as he watches her dance?
He was seated in the audience with his former celebrity partner, Heather Mills.