Flying Dutchwoman Wüst reclaims 3,000m title

The Dutchwoman won her third Olympic gold medal, as her time of 04:00.34 was over one and a half seconds faster than that of close rival Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic.

Sablikova, who won this event by two seconds at Vancouver 2010, looked likely to repeat the feat after clocking a formidable time of 04:01.95, but she had to settle for silver after a quite devastating response from the 27 year-old Dutchwoman.

Wüst set an exhilarating pace from the start of her outing, the penultimate run of Sunday’s contest, and her position at the top of the podium was …read more

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