Scots speed skater Elise Christie crashes out of second Olympic event

Elise Christie was taken out of the Gangneung Ice Arena on a stretcher after crashing on the last bend of her semi-final heat.

Elise Christie being carted off on a stretcher. Picture: Getty

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Video: Speed skater Elise Christie crashes out of 500m Olympic final

Christie tried to cut through to take second place but took out China’s Li Jinyu and slid into the barriers, where she was tended by medics.

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The 27-year-old Great Britain medal hope was then taken out of the arena as the official race scoreboard showed that she had also been penalised.

Elise Christie (left) crashes out in the 1,500m semi-final. Picture: PA
Elise Christie (left) crashes out in the 1,500m semi-final. Picture: PA