Golden Lesbian Wins Olympic 1,500 MeterIreen Wust  in Vancouver

Lesbian speed skater Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands powered around the final lap to win the women's 1,500 meters in Vancouver. Wüst posted a time of 1 minute, 56.89 seconds to beat Canadian Kristina Groves by .25 seconds to capture her country's fifth speedskating medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

At the podium, Wüst broke down in an emotional moment as the Dutch national anthem surrounded the crowd. "Pulling all the pieces together, I'm so proud and happy," Wüst told the Washington Post after the win. "I can't describe how happy I am. I don't have the words for it. I think I'm the happiest person on Earth right now."Ireen Wust

It was Wüst's second career Olympic gold medal. The 23-year-old won the 3,000 meters at the 2006 Turin Games, where she also captured bronze in the 1,500. She was only 19.

"This was my last chance," said Wüst. "I thought I had to open well and skate relaxed. Everything went right."

Wüst came out publicly in October, telling TVM Helden magazine that she had a girlfriend and was very happy.

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