Ireen Wüst takes world allround gold

Ireen Wüst took the women’s world allround speed skating title in Calgary, Canada at the weekend.

Canada’s Christine Nesbitt was second and the Czech Republic’s Martina Sablikova, the defending champion, took bronze.
‘I am fantastically happy,’ a delighted Wüst told the Telegraaf. Wüst, who is 24, also took the world title in 2007.
In the men’s event, Jan Blokhuijsen was the highest placed Dutchman in third place. Overnight leader Koen Verweij was fourth. The men’s title was won by Ivan Skobrev of Russia.
The men’s competition involves races of 500m, 1,500m, 5km and 10km, the women’s 500m, 1,500m, 3km and 5km.

To watch Wüst’s races, click here

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