U.S. Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno said on Wednesday that he has considered competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, according to USA Today.
"I've thought about it," Ohno said. "I do miss training. I do miss that pursuit.”
Ohno has won two gold, two silver and four bronze medals over the last three Winter Olympics. He will be 31 during the 2014 Winter Games.
"When we're younger as athletes, we have this innate invincibility factor, this internal sense of naïve nature that allows us to reach goals others would not think of," Ohno told USA Today. "When you take a break from the sport and you come back, you have that again, at least for a short amount of time."
According to USA Today, Ohno estimates he would need 15 months to prepare for Sochi, which would require him to return to speedskating within a year. "A lot has changed with me, a lot has changed with my body," Ohno said. "But we will see."