Ireen Wüst

Ireen Wüst

Multiple Olympic champion ice skating

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  • English
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About Ireen Wüst

Ireen Wüst combines talent with perseverance. Already at a young age, she managed to ride above herself at the right moments. She won Olympic Gold five times in total and became multiple Europeans and World Champion Allround. With eleven Olympic medals, she is the most successful Dutch sportswoman in history.

Training hard also means recovering and eating!

Why Ireen Wüst Book as a speaker ?

Ireen Wüst is available to give an interview, in which she talks frankly about her career. The ups and downs, the road to success, dealing with setbacks, pushing boundaries and the will to win. In addition, she enthusiastically gives skating clinics.


The Dutch public first met Ireen Wüst in the season 2004/2005. At the age of 18, Wüst, born in Brabant, made her debut at the Dutch Allround Championship with a third place. In the following season, Ireen Wüst, together with Sven Kramer, made the transition from the Dutch Junior Team to the commercial skating team of TVM. Ireen Wüst had a stormy development. Despite her young age, she has been at the international top for years. At the age of 19, she became Olympic Champion on the 3.000 meters. This was followed by many Dutch, European and World titles. After a difficult season in 2008/2009 where she was overtrained, she came back strong in 2009/2010 by winning her second Olympic title in the 1.500 meters in Vancouver. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Ireen won a gold medal twice: at the 3.000 meters and the team pursuit. She also won three silver medals at the 1.000 meters, 1.500 meters, and 5.000 meters. With eight Olympic medals, she is the most successful Dutch sportswoman in history. In May 2014 Ireen Wüst says goodbye to the successful skating team TVM and joins Team Continue of skating coaches Marianne Timmer and Gianni Romme with whom she has worked for almost a year. In April 2015 Ireen Wüst will start her own skating team Team4Gold a name that will change into at the end of December 2015. This again turned out to be a successful track because, for the fourth Olympic in a row, Ireen won gold and also two silver medals. In 2020 she won the 1.500 meters at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City of the fifth time and the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for the seventh time. Currently, Ireen is active for Team Reggeborgh.

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