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Ireen Wust of the Netherlands wins gold medal in women's 1,500-meter speedskating

February 21, 2010 |  4:43 pm


Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the gold medal in the women's 1,500-meter speedskating event Sunday at the Winter Olympics in a time of 1:56.89.

Kristina Groves of Canada won the silver in 1:57.14.

Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won bronze in 1:57.96.

The highest American finisher was Heather Richardson, who was 16th with a time of 1:59.56.

Four-time Olympian Jennifer Rodriguez of the U.S. finished 18th with a time of 2:00.08.

Photo: Ireen Wust. Credit: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press