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Olympic Medal: Women's 3000m Speed Skating

Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:19 AM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Irene Wust of the Netherlands won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in 3,000-meter speed skating.

Wust was the gold medal winner of this event eight years ago and she defeated the defending champion -- Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic. Sablivkova finished 1.6 seconds behind to take the silver.

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The bronze went to Olga Graf of Russia. It was the first medal of the Sochi Olympics for the host nation.

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