Openly Gay Medalist Ireen Wust Says She "Cuddled" With Russian President Vladimir Putin

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February 12, 2014 AT 5:12 AM
Vladimir Putin as on hand to congratulate Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust after winning her first gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Wust told Dutch national broadcaster NOS, "I got a cuddle from him" during a celebration following her big win. Wust is the first openly gay gold medalist at the Sochi games, and is only one of seven openly gay athletes competing. She took home the top honor after competing in the 3,000 meter women's speedskate on Sunday.