Elise Christie's Olympics are over after 1000m disqualification

Elise Christie's Olympics dream is over after she was dramatically disqualified from her women's 1000m heat in Pyeongchang.

Elise Christie was disqualified from her 1,000m short track speed skating heat. Picture: AFP/Getty
Elise Christie was disqualified from her 1,000m short track speed skating heat. Picture: AFP/Getty

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Scots speed skater Elise Christie crashes out of second Olympic event

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The 27-year-old crashed to the ice within the opening seconds of the start but under short track rules, a crash on the first lap leads to a re-start.

Despite evidently being in a lot of pain, Christie soon got back into her stride and crossed the line second, before being disqualified after bumping Holland’s Anna van Ruijven.