Ahn is a native of South Korea and won three gold medals for that country at the 2006 Olympics. He earned a bronze earlier in these Games in the 1,500-meter race.
The silver in the 1,000 went to another Russian, Vladimir Grigorev. Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands received the bronze.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]
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