Lotte van Beek

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. 

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 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 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.

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