“Viktor Ahn announced the completion of a career

He left Russia for family reasons

Athlete Victor Anphoto: AP/TASS

– Repeated Olympic champion in short track Korean Viktor Ahn, who several years ago received Russian citizenship, completed a career, and family circumstances leaves Russia, said the President of the Russian skating Union Alexey Kravtsov.

“Unfortunately, Viktor Ahn finished his career, and in Russia, too, will not stay for family reasons – want the child to study in Korea,” said Kravtsov on Wednesday “Interfax”.

The head of the Federation added that the skating Union is grateful to Ana for her contribution to the development of short track in Russia. “We do not exclude that it may once continue to cooperate – life is changing”, – said Kravtsov.

A native of South Korea Ahn Hyun-soo, who won under the flag of this country four awards (three gold and one bronze) at the Olympics in Turin 2006, after injuries and operations lost the opportunity to play for their country.

Moved to Russia, But changed the nationality and name, and in Sochi, doubled his medal piggy Bank. At the 2014 Games Ahn won bronze in the 1,500 m (the first Russian Olympic medal in short track), gold for 500 and 1000 m, and helped the Russian team to win the 5000 m relay race

Participate in the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang it was not accepted, because, like several other members of the Russian team was not allowed to play.

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