S. Korean short-track legend gains Russian citizenship to fulfill Sochi dream
The 26-year-old captured three golds and one bronze at the Turin Olympics back in 2006, becoming the most successful athlete there. He is also a five-time Overall World Champion.
The newly-minted Russian has been struggling to fully recover from a knee injury, which he picked up four years ago.
Ahn has been training in Russia and has taken on an appropriate name – Victor Ann.
He aims to win in Sochi and stresses that the decision to change citizenship was due to lack of support from the South Korean skating association.