Ireen Wüst

2018 Winter Olympics medal
Feb 21 '18 17:20

TeamNL added two more medals to its collection at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Wednesday, both in the team pursuit. The women's team won silver, and the men won bronze, NOS reports.

Ireen Wust, Marrit Leenstra and Antoinette de Jong broke a Dutch record in the race ending with a time of 2:55:48, but still had to settle for Silver. The Japanese skaters won gold with an Olympic record time of 2:53:89 - only 1:58 ahead of the Dutch. Bronze went to the United States.

Usain Bolt striking his pose at the Golden Gala in Rome, Italy, 26 May 2011
Feb 15 '18 10:41

Dutch Olympic athletes are already flooded with medals, but will soon also be flooded with champagne. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt promised a bottle of champagne to every athlete who imitates his famous pose, and several Dutch athletes are accepting the challenge.

So far Sven Kramer, Kjeld Nuis and Ireen Wüst all struck the Bolt pose.

Irene Wust after winning gold in the 3,000m in the Winter Olympics 2014
Feb 13 '18 10:07

Dutch skaters Ireen Wüst and Marrit Leenstra filled two of the three podium spots for the 1,500 meters at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung on Monday. Wüst won gold with a time of 1:54:35, two tenths of a second faster than favorite Miho Takagi from Japan. Leenstra took bronze, ending 0.92 seconds behind Wüst, NOS reports. 

Fourth place also went to a Dutch skater - Lotte van Beek just missed the podium, ending just one hundredth of a second behind Leenstra. 

PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Winter Olympics logo
Feb 10 '18 14:57

Carlijn Achtereekte surprised the speed skating world on Saturday finishing with a gold medal in the 3,000 meter event at the Winter Olympics. The favorite, Ireen Wüst silvered in the event just .08 seconds slower than Achtereekte's 3 minutes, 59.21 second pace, while Antoinette de Jong finished in bronze at 4:00.02.

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Dec 8 '14 10:03

Sven Kramer is calling on the International Skating Union (ISU) to reach a sollution now that several skaters have indicated that they are considering a boycott of the European Championship all-round in Russia.

Feb 25 '14 19:36

After a heartwarming reception in Assen Monday, upon their return from Sochi, the Olympic medalists were decorated in The Hague, Tuesday. Safe for Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer, all the medalists were knighted to the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

Feb 20 '14 09:00

The podium was colored orange again, Wednesday, after the 5,000m speed skating for women, with Irene Wüst earning a silver medal and bronze going to Carien Kleibeuker. Martina Sábliková from the Szech Republic was faster with 6:51:54 and took gold.

Feb 17 '14 10:24

Dutch athletes have won 17 medals for the country at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as Sunday's 'clean sweep' saw the top four places taken up by Oranje.

Feb 13 '14 20:08

The Winter Olympics in Sochi will go on until February 23, but only 6 days into the games the Dutch team has managed to win a record number of medals of 12.

Feb 13 '14 17:33

Ireen Wüst and Margot Boer won silver and bronze on the 1,000 m skating, bowing to the Chinese Zhang Hong with a record time of 1:14:02.

Feb 10 '14 08:41

Ireen Wüst, the Dutch skater, has won her third gold medal as she triumphed on Sunday at the Olympic 3000 meters.

Feb 5 '14 19:30

The Dutch sports team is good for 5 gold medals in Sochi, according to Statistics agency Infostrada, who based its calculations on global tournaments.

Jan 13 '14 10:24

Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust has retained European all-round title at the European Championships after winning the women's 1,500-meter event on Sunday.

Oct 25 '13 02:55

On Friday the Dutch national championships ice skating will start. Multi gold medal winners Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst are ready for the job.

On Friday the men will start with the 5 km and the 500 m races. For the 5 km race Kramer will race against Jan Blokhuijsen.  Blokhuijsen was last years' runner-up, so the 9th race will be a very interesting one. 

On the first day of the Dutch championships the women only take the 1500m. Ireen Wüst will ride against Laurine van Riessen in the 13th match.

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