Also known as Viktor Ahn, he is one of the most successful short track speed skaters of all time, with three gold medals.
He began skating in elementary school and was soon scouted by three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim Ki Hoon.
He originally competed for South Korea, but because of conflicts, later represented Russia.
He was born in 1985 to Ahn Ki-Won.
He and Bonnie Blair were both Olympic speed skaters.