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Netherlands' Ireen Wust celebrates on the podium during the Flower Ceremony after winning the gold medal in the Women's Speed Skating 3000 m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gold For Speedskater Is First Openly Gay Athlete To Medal In Sochi

Wust claimed a speedskating gold medal at her third straight Winter Olympics, knocking off defending champion Martina Sablikova in the 3,000 meters Sunday. That made the Netherlands 2-for-2 at Adler Arena, the world’s dominant speedskating nation living up to his billing through the first weekend in Sochi. Wust became the first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Sochi Games.



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