For a long time, the West Frisian made name for herself as a successful marathon skater. But with the focus on the long track she turned out to be multi-talented. After the Olympic Games 2022, Irene is even called the 'Queen of Beijing' with four Olympic medals. Three of which gold and one bronze. It is the best performance of a Dutchie ever at one Olympic Winter Games. In the week following she also became the World Champion Allround for the first time. You could say.. it has been a life changing season for Irene.