Sport Tearful Elise Christie admits "it hurts" after crashing in 500m speed skating final to miss out on 2018 Winter Olympics medal

19:02  13 february  2018
19:02  13 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Christie overcomes nerves to cruise through 500m heat

  Christie overcomes nerves to cruise through 500m heat The Scot was relieved to get her first race out of the way.The 27-year-old made light of a tough-looking qualification round, leading from start to finish to beat China’s Chunyu Qu in an Olympic record time of 42.872 – although her mark lasted precisely eight minutes before it was broken by South Korea’s Minjeong Chong.

Elise Christie admits " it hurts " after crashing in 500 m speed skating final to miss out on 2018 Winter Olympics medal .

Winter Olympics 2018 : Elise Christie crashes out of the 500 m final , as she blows chance of Team GB’s first gold medal . Italian Arianna Fontana won the gold

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History repeated itself as Elise Christie suffered yet another agonising crash to finish fourth in the 500m short track speed skating final.

It means Great Britain are still waiting for their first medal of the Winter Olympics, though Christie still has two attempts yet to win a medal.

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"I was knocked over, I didn't fall on my own. It's just tough, I worked so hard," Christie told BBC Sport. "It has been taken away from me. 

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