Veteran athletes to watch at Beijing 2022 | Updated: 2022-01-26 06:40
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The Beijing Winter Olympics are set to kick off on Feb 4. We have picked some of the most veteran and decorated names to keep an eye on.

Ireen Wust

Netherlands' Ireen Wust competes in the women's 1500 meters of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen on January 8, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

Dutch speed skating legend Ireen Wust will become the only summer or winter Olympian to win individual gold at five separate Games if she claims a title in Beijing. She will compete in the 1000m, 1500m and team pursuit.

The 35-year-old has won 11 Olympic medals since her debut in Turin, in 2006. Included in that haul are five golds, of which four are for competing in an individual event. At Beijing 2022 she will go for a record fifth consecutive individual crown.

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