Ireen Wüst is a Dutch long track allround speed skater. Wüst is the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in the history of the Winter Games. At the age of nineteen, on 12 February 2006, she won the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games 3000 metre event; four years later at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games she won the 1500 metre event; at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games she won two gold and three silver medals, making her the most decorated athlete at the Sochi Games. Following her most recent victory in the 1500 metres at the 2018 Winter Olympics she has won a record eleven Olympic medals, more than any other speed skater, making her the most successful athlete of the Netherlands at the Olympics. She is also a seven-time world allround champion, a fourteen-time world single distance champion, and a five-time European allround champion. In 2014, she was elected by Reuters as the Sportswoman of the World.
|Event(s):||1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m|
|Club:||IJsclub Tilburg, TVM Schaatsploeg, Reggeborgh|
|Twitter:||Ireen Wüst's Twitter profile|
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About Ireen Wust
Allround speed skater who won gold medals in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 Olympics, making her the most successful Olympian in the history of the Netherlands.
In 2003 she was a silver medalist at the World Junior Championships.
Among her numerous accolades, she won four consecutive World Championships from 2011-2014.
She briefly dated fellow speed skater Sanne van Kerkhof.
She is openly bisexual, and made headlines at the 2014 Olympics when she received a hug from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was at the time being chastised for his anti-gay views.
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- LGBT sportspeople from the Netherlands
- Dutch female speed skaters
- Olympic speed skaters of the Netherlands
- Speed skaters at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Speed skaters at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Speed skaters at the 2014 Winter Olympics
- Olympic gold medalists for the Netherlands
- Olympic medalists in speed skating
- Olympic silver medalists for the Netherlands
- Olympic bronze medalists for the Netherlands
- Medalists at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Medalists at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Bisexual women
- Medalists at the 2014 Winter Olympics