Ahn Hyun-soo was born in Seoul, until December 2011 played for the national team of South Korean short track. In January 2012, he received the Russian citizenship and the new name of Victor An, after which he began to play for Russia.
Many believed that the invitation triple Olympic champion 2006 was a risky move, because the athlete tortured injury, he did not take part in the competitions.
However, from the first minutes of the speech it became clear that the new Russian all ready to prove his worth excellent results. This March, Victor won first for Russia award in the history of the personal world Championships in short track. On the world championship of the Academy of Sciences of the Hungarian Debrecen became the silver prize-winner at the short distance of 500 metres.
Recently, Viktor Academy of Sciences stated that he is ready in case of the victory at the Olympics in Sochi to demonstrate to the whole world their successes in studying the Russian language. "If I win the "gold" in Sochi, I promise I will sing a hymn from the top step of the podium," said the leader of the Russian team on a short-track.