Victor AN

Russian Federation RUS

Short Track Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    6 G
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1985
Olympic Results

Biography

Victor AN

Still a junior, An Hyeon-Su competed at the 2002 Winter Games aged 16. He reached the final of the 1000 metres, but fell in the last lap, taking all three others skaters in the pack with him. Only Australian Steven Bradbury, who had been dropped form the pack, was still standing and grabbed the gold. The other skaters scrambled to cross the finish line, with An responding too slow for a medal.

An then became the sport’s dominant racer, winning the overall world title five times in a row (2003–2007), adding a load of distance titles and medals to the lot. He was the most successful competitor at the Turin Olympics, winning three golds in the 1000 m, 1500 m and relay.

In the late 2000s Ahn had a falling-out with the Korean Skating Federation and moved to Russia, gaining Russian citizenship to compete internationally and entered the 2014 Olympic Winter Games as Viktor Ahn and representing Russia.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
B
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#13
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#DSQ
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating