Vancouver 2010: Dutch Lesbian Wins Gold in Speed Skating
Dutch lesbian speed skater, Ireen Wust, won the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics speed skating 1,500 meter race on Sunday. Wust, who hails from the Netherlands, beat out Canadian Kristina Groves, clocking 1:56:89 to Groves 1:57:14.
Wüst, 23, was the unexpected winner, clocking 1:56.89, beating out Canadian Kristina Groves, who crossed the finish line at 1:57.14. Wüst broke down on the podium in an emotional moment as the Dutch national anthem played. Martina Sablikova won the bronze with a time of 1:57.96.
"Pulling all the pieces together, I'm so proud and happy," she said, according to The Washington Post. "I can't describe how happy I am. I don't have the words for it. I think I'm the happiest person on Earth right now.
She won gold in the 3,000-meter speed skating event at the 2006 Olympic games in Torino, Italy, which made her, at 19, the Netherlands' youngest gold medal winner. This year she placed seventh in that event and eighth in the 1,000-meter.
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