August 18, 2018

Elise Christie crashes out of 500m speed skating final (Stv)

Elise Christie crashes out of 500m speed skating final (Stv)

Elise Christie’s hopes of a first Olympic medal were dashed when she crashed out of the 500m speed skating final.

The Scot had broken the Olympic record twice in the heats and quarter-final but faced fierce competition from Korea’s Choi Minjeong, who beat Christie’s times twice on her way to the final.

A second place finish in the semi-final meant Christie didn’t have the best of starting positions and struggled to fight her way to the front. Read more

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