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Ireen Wüst

Full name: Irene Karlijn "Ireen" Wüst
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 1, 1986 in Goirle, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: IJsclub Tilburg/TVM Schaatsploeg
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Ireen Wüst's breakthrough came when she was still a junior. After placing third a the Dutch Championships, she qualified for the European (4th) and World Allround Championships (5th), and she closed out the year by becoming World Junior Champion. The following season, she won three Dutch distance titles, qualifying for four Olympic distances. Considered an outsider, she became the youngest Dutch Winter Olympic Champion by winning the 3000 m, later adding a bronze in the 1500 m. Wüst's best season to date came in 2007. She won the 1000 and 1500 m at the World Single Distance Championships, became World Allround Champion and won the 1500 m World Cup. In addition, she placed second at the World Sprint Championships and the European Championships (despite leading comfortably after 3 events). While she has yet to equal that season, Wüst has continued to medal at international championships. In 2008, she added the World Championship in the team pursuit and the European title to her tally, which also includes three straight Dutch allround titles (2007-2009). She was named Dutch female athlete of the year in 2006, and in 2009 the Ireen Wüst rink opened in Tilburg.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.44 (2007); 1000 – 1:13.83 (2007); 1500 – 1:52.38 (2007); 3000 – 3:59.74 (2007); 5000 – 6:57.87 (2008).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 4
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) Netherlands NED 6
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 8
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 7
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) Netherlands NED 6
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) Netherlands NED 1 Gold

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 4 1:16.39 18.52 46.91
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 8 1:17.28 18.79 47.38
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:14.69 18.22 45.76

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 1:56.90 26.14 55.37 1:25.33
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 1:56.89 25.83 55.00 1:25.35
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:54.09 25.64 53.90 1:23.29

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 4:02.43 19.52 49.81 1:20.67 1:52.10 2:23.49 2:55.61 3:28.36
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 7 4:08.09 19.43 49.80 1:21.27 1:53.28 2:25.53 2:58.63 3:32.71
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 4:00.34 19.31 49.69 1:20.90 1:52.48 2:24.12 2:55.52 3:27.63

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 6:54.28 19.86 51.71 1:23.82 1:55.98 2:28.37 3:01.07 3:33.58 4:06.19 4:39.35 5:13.12 5:46.48 6:20.65

Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final C 2
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final C 2
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 3 2
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final A 1
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat 2 1
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1
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