Wüst makes Olympic history with gold at fifth straight Olympics

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Dutch icon Ireen Wüst became the first athlete to win gold at five different Winter Olympics, with first place in 1,500 speed skating at the Beijing Games on Monday. First place also made her the oldest gold medal winner in Olympic speed skating at 35 years, 312 days old. “It’s really hard to describe. A lot of emotions, especially the good ones. I don’t realize it yet. It’s insane, actually,” the Dutchwoman said. The 22-time world champion beat Canada’s Ivanie Blondin in the 12th pair at the National Speed Skating Oval, clocking 1 minute 53.28 seconds, trimming the previous Olympic record of …

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