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An Hyeon-Su

Full name: An Hyeon-Su
Original name: 안 현수
Other name(s): Ahn Hyeon-Su, Ahn Hyun-Soo, Viktor Ahn, Виктор Ан
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 23, 1985 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Still a junior, An Hyeon-Su competed at the 2002 Winter Games aged 16. He reached the final of the 1000 metres, but fell in the last lap, taking all three others skaters in the pack with him. Only Australian Steven Bradbury, who had been dropped form the pack, was still standing and grabbed the gold. The other skaters scrambled to cross the finish line, with An responding too slow for a medal.

An then became the sport’s dominant racer, winning the overall world title five times in a row (2003–2007), adding a load of distance titles and medals to the lot. He was the most successful competitor at the Turin Olympics, winning three golds in the 1000 m, 1500 m and relay.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 4
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres South Korea KOR 13
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500 metres South Korea KOR 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres South Korea KOR 1 Gold
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres South Korea KOR 1 Gold
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay South Korea KOR 1 Gold

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 3 AF-3
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Round A Final 3 42.089
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 41.826 34
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q 42.213 34
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat One 1 Q 42.960 34

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS PLR
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 4
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Round A Final 4 1:32.519
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:27.469 21
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 Q 1:27.201 21
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat Eight 1 Q 1:30.252 34
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 1 AF-1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Round A Final 1 OR 1:26.739
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:27.909 34
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:29.371 34
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:27.372 34

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T PLR
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 13 34 2:23.287
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Three AC DQ
2002 Winter 16 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 34 2:23.287
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Standings 1 AF-1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Final Round A Final 1 2:25.341
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 34 2:17.718
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea Round One Heat Four 1 Q 34 2:29.808

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Standings 1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Final Round A Final 1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Short Track Speed Skating South Korea KOR Semi-Finals Heat One 2