Netherlands' Ireen Wust competes in the women's 1,500m speed skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung on February 12, 2018. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS
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Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust secured her place in history by claiming a record 10th Olympic speedskating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1,500-meters at the Gangneung Oval Monday. Wust, the first Dutch athlete to win five Olympic gold medals and the most decorated Dutch Olympian with 10 medals in total, crossed the line in 1 minute, 54.35 seconds, with Japan's Miho Takagi taking the silver.Wust's second medal of the games after her heartbreak in the 3,000-meters Saturday, where she finished 0.08 seconds behind Carlijn Achtereekte, lifted her past Germany's Claudia Pechstein to stand alone as the most successful speedskater in history.
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