Viktor Ahn becomes first man to win gold for two distinct countries at Winter Olympics
Whether he’s speed skating for South Korea or Russia, Viktor Ahn is clearly a special athlete. In fact, he did something that no man’s ever done: winning a gold medal for two distinct countries at the Winter Olympics after he took the top spot in the 1000m on Saturday.
Beyond that, he made history in a broader way, as his fourth career gold medal (three won as Ahn Hyun-Soo) sets a solo record for men’s speed skaters.
Viktor Ahn wins fourth career Olympic gold, solo record for men's short track skaters and matches women Wang Meng and Chun Lee-Kyung.— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) February 15, 2014