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Ireen Wüst Just Became 1st Olympian to Win Gold at 5 Olympic Games

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According to the New York Times, Wüst confirmed she will retire after the Olympics. This summer she hopes to marry her girlfriend Letitia de Jong.

De Jong is also a speed skater and posted Wüst's win to Instagram. “I always say age is just a number,” she told the Times. “But I’m 35, and I really want to have children, so at some point you have to quit.” Wüst is one of more than 30 LGBTQ+ atheletes competing at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. .

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