Korean short-track star granted Russian citizenship
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the admission to citizenship of the Russian Federation of the most titled athlete in the world short-track speed skating history, three-time Olympic champion from Republic of Korea Ahn Hyun Soo, born in South Korea, the official website of the Russian Skating Union (RSU) reports.
RSU President Alexey Kravtsov has announced that the Korean changed both his citizenship and his name. From now on he will compete as Victor Ahn.
«Soon after the New Year vacation Ahn Hyun Soo will receive a passport of a Russian citizen. He has chosen a Russian name, Victor. I think the reasons are obvious cause Victor stands for the winner,» Kravtsov said.