Viktor Ahn becomes first man to win gold for two distinct countries at Winter Olympics

Viktor Ahn

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.

MORE: Background on how Ahn ended up skating for South Korea.