Ireen WÜST

Netherlands NED

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    5 G
    5 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Turin 2006
  • Year of Birth
    1986
Olympic Results

Biography

Ireen WÜST

The most decorated Olympic speed skater of all time with 11 medals in all, Ireen Wüst is also the Netherlands’ most successful Olympian ever. A winner of gold medals at every Winter Games since making her debut at Turin 2006, she has collected an unprecedented four consecutive medals in the 1,500m alone.

Gold at 19

The Netherlands has long been the dominant force in speed skating, a sport that has produced 35 of the country’s 37 gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games (and 105 out of its total of 110 medals). Yet even in a country that has bred champions for decades, Ireen Wüst has propelled herself into a league of her own.

Wüst first made her mark on the international stage at the Lingotto Oval at Turin 2006, when, at just 19, she became the Netherlands’ youngest ever Olympic champion in her sport, claiming gold in the women’s 3,000m. After going on to take bronze in the 1,500m, she was voted Dutch Sportswoman of the Year.

“The win in Turin in 2006 was just incredible,” she later said. “I hadn’t won anything before that, and there I was in my first Olympic race, winning a gold medal. Even when I watch the race today, I still can’t believe that I did it. It was an amazing feeling.”

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

#9
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
S
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

S
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
S
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
S
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
G
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#8
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#7
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating