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  • Cindy Klassen Claims Her First Olympic Title | Video

    Cindy Klassen Claims Her First Olympic Title

    In the 1500m, Cindy Klassen claims her first Olympic title in just 1:55.27. In these games, she went on to win five medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) becoming the most successful Canadian woman at a single edition of the Games. Speed Skating Women's 1500m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Cindy Klassen (CAN), Kristina Groves (CAN), Ireen Wust (NED)
  • Cindy Klassen Dominates in 1500m | Video

    Cindy Klassen Dominates in 1500m

    Canadian Cindy Klassen claims her first Olympic title, the 1500m gold medal in a 1 minute 55.27 seconds. Klassen became the first Canadian to win 5 medals at a single Olympics, winning gold in 1500m, silver in 1000m and Team Pursuit, and bronze in 5000m and 3000m. She also won a gold medal in Salt Lake 2002, becoming the most decorated Canadian Olympic athlete in history. Speed Skating Women's 1500m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Cindy Klassen (CAN), Kristina Groves (CAN), Ireen Wust (NED)
  • Marianne Timmer Captures Second 1000m Gold Medal | Video

    Marianne Timmer Captures Second 1000m Gold Medal

    Marianne Timmer of Netherlands, captures a second gold medal in the women's 1000m, eight years after winning her first medal in Nanago 1998. With this win, Marianne becomes the first skater from Netherlands to win gold at two different Winter Olympics. Speed Skating Women's 1000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Marianne Timmer (NED), Cindy Klassen (CAN), Anni Friesinger (GER)
  • Young Ireen Wust's Surprising Victory | Video

    Young Ireen Wust's Surprising Victory

    In the 3000m, Ireen Wust claims her first gold and becomes the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in Winter Olympic history. To the surprise of many, 19 year-old Wust, triumphs in 4:02.43, almost a second quicker than her compatriot and mentor Renate Groenewold. Cindy Klassen of Canada, receives the bronze medal. Speed Skating Women's 3000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Ireen Wust (NED), Renate Groenewold (NED), Cindy Klassen (CAN)
  • At age 19, Ireen Wust Becomes an Olympic Champion | Video

    At age 19, Ireen Wust Becomes an Olympic Champion

    At age 19, Ireen Wust makes her Olympic debut and becomes the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in the history of Winter Olympics. Wust finishes in just 4:02.43, triumphing over compatriot and mentor Renate Groenewold and world record holder Cindy Klassen. Ireen Wust also captured a bronze medal in the 1500m event. Speed Skating Women's 3000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Ireen Wust (NED), Renate Groenewold (NED), Cindy Klassen (CAN)
  • Clara Hughes Goes Down in Olympic History | Video

    Clara Hughes Goes Down in Olympic History

    In the 5000m, Clara Hughes reaches the highest step on the podium to become the only Olympian to own several medals from both Summer and Winter Olympics. She started her Olympic career as a cyclist, wining 2 bronze medals in 1996. In 2002, she went back to speed skating, winning the 5000m bronze medal. She completed the collection with gold in 5000m and silver in team pursuit in 2006. Speed Skating Women's 5000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Clara Hughes (CAN), Claudia Pechstein (GER), Cindy Klassen (CAN)
  • Clara Hughes Wins First Speed Skating Gold | Video

    Clara Hughes Wins First Speed Skating Gold

    Canadian Clara Hughes dominates in the 5000m event to claim her first speed skating gold medal. In a time of 6:59.07, Hughes crosses the finish line, a second quicker than three time defending champion Claudia Pechstein, who this time has to settle for silver. Cindy Klassen of Canada, takes the bronze medal home in 7:00.57. Speed Skating Women's 5000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Clara Hughes (CAN), Claudia Pechstein (GER), Cindy Klassen (CAN)
  • Marianne Timmer Claims Second 1000m Gold Medal | Video

    Marianne Timmer Claims Second 1000m Gold Medal

    Marianne Timmer of Netherlands, claims her second 1000m gold medal, eight years after her first in Nanago 1998. Timmer finishes in 1:16.05, just 4 hundredths of a second ahead of Canadian Cindy Klassen. Anni Friesinger of Germany, claims the bronze medal in 1:16.11. Speed Skating Women's 1000m Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Marianne Timmer (NED), Cindy Klassen (CAN), Anni Friesinger (GER)
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