Winter Games Athletes
While competing for his native South Korea, An won three gold medals and a bronze at the 2006 Olympics. He'll arrive in Sochi with a different name and a new home country. The former Ahn Hyun-Soo immigrated to Russia reportedly because of a lack of support in South Korea. An failed to make the Korean team for the Vancouver Games after undergoing four knee operations in 15 months. He became a Russian citizen in 2011 and is expected to compete in his last Olympics. An will try to make that appearance count while adding to his plethora of titles. He claimed five consecutive world overall championships from 2003-07 and has won 13 other gold medals in that competition. He was also a part of two team championships for South Korea in 2004 and 2006. An has won two overall World Cup titles and is a 69-time gold medalist on that circuit. He won three of those golds this past season along with seven silvers and three bronzes. An collected the most points in the 500 meters this season and was in the top three in the other two individual events. He also helped lead Russia to a third-place overall finish in the 5,000 relay.