This is the birthday of the two-time gold-medal winning speed skater IREEN WUST. Born in Goirle, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, the long track all round speed skater won the gold medal in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games 3000-meter event becoming the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in Winter Games history. She won gold again in the 1500 m. race at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the same event she won a bronze medal for in Turin.