Elise Christie’s Olympics are over after 1000m disqualification

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

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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.