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Wust qualifies to defend her Olympic 3,000 title

Wust qualifies to defend her Olympic 3,000 title

Olympic 3,000-meter speedskating champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has qualified to defend her title at the Vancouver Olympics.
Wust won the Dutch trials over 3,000 meters in 4 minutes, 6.80 seconds Monday at Thialf Ice Stadium. She qualified for the 1,500 on Sunday.
In the only men's race Monday, Stefan Groothuis and Simon Kuipers both qualified for the 1,000-meter race in Vancouver.
Groothuis won the 1,000 in 1:08.50, with Kuipers just 0.02 seconds behind in second.