Viktor Ahn Photo: Vladimir Song / RIA Novosti
Six-time Olympic champion in short track Viktor Antonov decided to finish sports career. This was announced by the President of skating Federation of Russia Alexey Kravtsov, his words are quoted “R-Sport”.
“Viktor Ahn has decided to retire. Unfortunately, after all the talks he has decided not to work with us as a coach. We are very grateful for all the contributions he has made to the development of short track in Russia”, — said Kravtsov.
Short-tremist finished last season with a performance at the national Championships. 32-year-old missed An Olympics in Pyeongchang, not having received the invitation to the Games from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 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.
Video, photo All from Russia.