Final Tally: Team LGBT Wins Six Medals at Sochi Winter Olympics

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Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst (left) and Austrian ski-jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz racked up six medals for team LGBT at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Sochi Winter Olympics have come to a close, leaving Team LGBT with an impressive six medals. Five of those came via Dutch bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst, who, just this weekend, helped her team win gold in the women’s team pursuit. Gay Star News reports:

[Wüst and her teammates], Jorien ter Mors, and Marrit Leenstra won with an Olympic record time of, as reported by the Associated Press, 2:58.05.

The win makes Wüst the first athlete to win five medals at this year’s Winter Games. She also took home gold in the women’s 3,000 meter competition, and silvers in the 1,500 meters, 1,000 meters and 5,000 meters.




The sixth medal for Team LGBT was won by lesbian Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, who took home silver in the first-ever Olympic women’s ski-jumping competition.

Congrats, ladies! You've done us proud.

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  • Dvykns

    Is this the modern equivalent of Jesse Owens winning 4 gold medals in front of Hitler in 1936?