Out Speed Skater Irene Wust Wins Gold

2.9.2014

By Stacy Lambe

The Dutch athlete becomes the first out athlete to medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Dutch speed skater Irene Wust, one of the seven out athletes competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, won a gold medal on Sunday. Wust, 27-years-old, took the top prize in the 3,000 meter race, the longest of the individual women's races and became the first out athlete to take home a medal. 

Wust is a decorated Olympian from the Netherlands having previously won two straight gold medals at both Vancouver and Torino. With her win, the country secured its throne as the leader of the event as teammate Sven Kramer won gold on the men's side. 

 

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