February 12, 2006 — At the Torino Olympics today in the 3000m Long-Track Speed Skating competition, Clara Hughes, former top cyclist for Canada, finished 9th, while Hughes’ teammate Cindy Klassen won the bronze medal. The Netherland’s Ireen Wust and Renate Groenewold won the gold and silver respectively.
Olympic Long-Track Speed Skating – 3000 metres
1. Ireen Wust, (The Netherlands), 4m 02.43
2. Renate Groenewold, (The Netherlands), 4m 03.48
3. Cindy Klassen, (Canada), 4m 04.37
9. Clara Hughes, (Canada), 4m 09.17