Dutch athlete Ireen Wust won her fifth gold medal in the 1500 meters speed ice-skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics Games, summing up a total of 10 medals in her record.
At 31 years old, she is still the speed goddess at the Winter Olympics, leading a golden road path from Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and now in Pyeongchang.
“I feel very happy and I still can’t believe it,” she stated. “For me, it’s just incredible.”
Wust, who in 2017 announced a relationship with Letitia de Jong, became another athlete who openly represents not only her country, but the whole LGBT community.
Now, with her last triumph at 1500 meters, she has become the Olympic leader of all time in her expertise league.
I recommend you to follow her history a little and to know more about her, because she is a woman that we should be proud of. In Holland it is considered the royalty of speed skating and the most successful in the winter Olympics.
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