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Six-time Olympic champion in short track Victor An, who finished professional career, coming back from Russia to South Korea for family reasons. This was stated by the President of skating Federation of Russia Alexey Kravtsov, his words leads to “Interfax”.
“Unfortunately, Viktor Ahn finished his career, and in Russia, too, will not stay for family reasons — want the child to study in Korea. We do not exclude that it may once continue to cooperate — life is changing”, — said Kravtsov.
Earlier on 5 September, the official announced that An ended his career. According to him, who took Russian citizenship Korean were long negotiations, but he refused to stay in Russia and work as a coach.
Short-tremist finished last season with a performance at the national championship. 32-year-old missed An Olympic games in Pyeongchang, not having received the invitation to the competition from the International Olympic Committee. He has failed to get an answer why the IOC took this decision against him.
An received Russian citizenship in 2011. The athlete won three gold medals at the 2006 Olympics in the national team of South Korea and three times rose by the highest step of the podium at the Sochi Games representing Russia. In addition, short-tremist is an 18-time world champion.
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