Irene Schouten X 2 Gold!
In the women´s 5000-meter speed skating the Dutch Super Skater Irene Schouten won her second gold medal in the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The two-times Olympic Champion, Martina Sáblíková did not manage to challenge for the gold end ended up in third place with a well-deserved bronze. Second place and Olympic Silver went to the Canadian skater Isabelle Weidemann.
Irene Schouten who won the Olympic Gold in the 3000-meter Speed Skating event earlier this week was the favourite coming into this competition and she is now the third Dutch woman to win gold at this distance. The first time a Dutch won this event was in 1988 when Yvonne van Gennip took the double followed by Esmee Visser in 2018.