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Winter Olympics 2018: Bisexual ice skater Ireen Wüst tears up as she breaks huge record with gold medal

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Bisexual ice skater Ireen Wüst has become the most successful speed skater in Olympic history.

The Dutch speed skater teared up after winning the gold in today’s Women’s 1500m race – a record-breaking tenth Olympic medal. 


Wüst, who is also a six-time world champion, married her partner Letitia de Jong in 2011.

Since then, the youngest ever Dutch Olympics champions has won two golds and three silver medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and another silver earlier in these Games.


Today, she made history in Pyeongchang, cementing her place as arguably the most successful Dutch athlete of all time.

The 31-year-old finished ahead of Japan’s Miho Takagi and another Dutch skater, Marrit Leenstra, in the event.


Earlier today, Eric Radford became the first ever openly gay man to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

The Canadian athlete won gold in the team figure skating event after he and his partner Meagan Duhamel skated magnificently to Adele’s Hometown Glory.

He followed in the footsteps of Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, who got a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 11: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the Figure Skating Team Event ? Pairs Free Skating on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)(Getty)

In the same event as Radford, gay skater Adam Rippon made history for Team USA by taking a bronze medal after performing to Coldplay’s O and Arrival of the Birds by Cinematic Orchestra.

But it was Radford who earned first place, taking the gold alongside teammates Gabrielle Daleman, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.


The 33-year-old, who also used Hometown Glory to win gold at the 2016 World Championships, posted on Twitter about breaking this huge barrier at the Pyeongchang Games.

He wrote: “This is amazing!


“I literally feel like I might explode with pride. #Olympics #outandproud #🏳️‍🌈”.

Radford came out in the same year that he won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

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