Winter Olympics 2018: Out skaters Ireen Wüst and Brittany Bowe have just won medals
| Bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst has won her third medal of the Winter Olympics after taking silver in the final of the Team Pursuit.
The Dutch athlete made it 11 Olympic medals in all, as she added to the record she broke earlier these Games by winning gold in the 1500m race.
Team USA skater Brittany Bowe also broke new ground by winning her first ever Olympic medal, as she took bronze in the same event.
Bowe, who is dating Dutch speed skater Manon Kamminga, was left with a medal from her first Olympics since coming out.
But despite earning a silver medal, 31-year-old Wüst was left disappointed after her Netherlands team suffered a shock defeat.
Japan took gold with an Olympic record time to dethrone Wüst and her teammates, who claimed first place at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Wüst, a six-time world champion and the youngest ever Dutch athlete to win an event at the Olympics, can find consolation in her amazing haul of five gold medals.
Canadian skater Eric Radford last week became the first openly gay man to win gold at a Winter Olympics
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