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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:11

2018 Winter Olympics: Already 4 medals for LGBT athletes!

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ireen wurst


LGBT athletes already stand out with four medals at the Winter Olympics! Our Team Rainbow won two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze medal after only a few days of competition.

Ireen Wüst is a champion! She broke a record with a new gold medal in the women's 1,500m speed skating event.

A few days ago, Ireen lost a gold medal on the 3,000-meter speed skating race by 0.08 seconds. She still won the silver medal.

Yesterday, the bisexual Dutch speed skater took revenge and won a gold medal.

At 31, she made history by becoming the most successful Dutch athlete of all time. She had won two gold medals and three silver medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

And that's not all! Other LGBT male athletes also won medals!

Adam Rippon (USA) became the first gay man to win a medal at the Winter Olympics with a bronze medal in figure skating in the team event.

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Eric Radford (Canada) also received a gold medal with his skating partner Meagan Duhamel in pairs figure skating - team event. He is the first gay man to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

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What a disappointment for Cheryl Maas and Sarka Pancochova in slopestyle snowboarding! I'm not disappointed with their performance. They couldn't show their talent. The event was organized under extreme conditions, with very dangerous high winds. It's a miracle that no one was injured given the number of falls.

Cheryl was 18th in both runs and finished 23rd overall. Sarka was 11th and 13th after the two runs and 16th overall.

Congratulations to Barbara Jezeršek (Australia) who finished 39th out of 62 competitors in the Ladies’ 7.5KM + 7.5KM Skiathlon. It's not every day that you can see an Australian skiing.

Emilia Andersson Ramboldt and her ice hockey team got off to a great start as Sweden beat Japan 2-1.

With two gold, one silver, and one bronze medals, our Team Rainbow ranks fifth with the United States, behind Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Photo of Cheryl by Brent Lewis/The Denver Post via Getty Images


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