Ireen Wust
Sport: Speed Skating
Birthdate: April 1, 1986
Birthplace: Goirle, Netherlands
Hometown: Goirle, Netherlands
Residence: Goirle, Netherlands
Ht: / Wt: 5'6" / 138 lbs
Olympics: 2006
Teammates: Renate Groenewold, Diane Valkenburg, Jorien Voorhuis

Getting to know: Ireen Wust

Olympic gold medalist in Torino in the 3000m... Wust was the surprise winner, competing in her first Olympic event at age 19, and upsetting teammate and favorite Renate Groenewold... Also took bronze in the 1500m... Followed up with a stellar 2006-07 season, winning the 1000m and 1500m World Cup titles, but has struggled since then... Ended the 2008-09 season with a silver in the 1500m at Single Distance Worlds... Also was third at 2009 World Allrounds... Says she is staying positive despite some disappointing results.


DateEvent RankResults
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:00p1000m 81:17.28
Sun, Feb 21 - 3:00p1500mMedal Gold11:56.89
Sun, Feb 14 - 1:00p3000m 74:08.09
Fri, Feb 26 - 1:20pTeam Pursuit -- Quarterfinals 23:03.38
Sat, Feb 27 - 1:13pTeam Pursuit -- Finals 63:02.04

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    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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