Sport Heartbreak for Christie as Team GB wait for a medal

14:42  13 february  2018
14:42  13 february  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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.

Christie seems calm, but equally aware of the spotlight on her as current world champion and Team GB 's main gold medal hope here in Pyeongchang. Then there's the back story of heartbreak , death threats and cyberbullying from Sochi 2014.

Every single member of Team GB is astonished.” Christie is unhappy with the refereeing decisions [GETTY]. Still, I will come back in four years and try to make Britain proud then. “Everyone has been so supportive whether I have won a medal or not.”

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 4 © Harry How/Getty Images Sport Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 4

Scottish short-track speed skater Elise Christie has suffered further Olympic agony in Pyeongchang, following a brutally frustrating trip to Sochi four years ago.

Following disqualification in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m in Russia (all for different reasons), the 27-year-old remains without an Olympic medal following the first attempt at her three events this time around.

The world champion was in an incredibly talented field, and was unable to get herself into the onto the podium.

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