Elise Christie

British medal hopeful Elise Christie just crashed out of the 500-metre speed skating final for the second Winter Olympics in a row.
She got death threats and had to shut down her Twitter after the 2014 games, when she wiped out a Korean athlete as she collided with the ice.
But Christie has two more attempts to chase a medal.

History just repeated itself for one of Great Britain’s medal hopefuls at the Winter Olympics.

Speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500-metre short track speed skating event on Tuesday, four years after a similar tumble at the last winter games in Sochi.

Christie cruised through the women’s 500-metre quarter-final and semi-final stages at the Gangneung Ice Arena in South Korea. But during a fiercely competed final, she was thrown off balance by Dutch rival Yara van Kerkhof.

“I was knocked over,” the devastated skater said in a tearful interview with the BBC after the race. “I can’t see living with this feeling.”

The defeat will have been a painful one as she crashed out in similar fashion four years ago at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

At the Sochi games she hit the deck, took out a South Korean athlete, and then received death threats so severe …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Sports

      

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