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Elise Christie: Briton disqualified in 1000m to end PyeongChang camapign

Christie disqualified in 1000m to end PyeongChang camapign

20/02/2018 at 19:48Updated 20/02/2018 at 21:28

Elise Christie's Olympic campaign ended in disqualification despite her 1000m heat being restarted after the Briton fell on the first attempt.

The race was restarted after Christie fell at the start line.

Christie, 27, crashed out of the women's 1500m event on Saturday after she collided with China's Li Jinyu in a desperate attempt to qualify for the final.

She crossed skates with the Chinese athlete on the final lap and hit the track barrier hard, damaging her ankle in the process and was taken to hospital as a result.

It was later confirmed that Christie had ruptured the tendons in her ankle and it was reported that she was in 'a race against time' to be fit for Tuesday's 1000m event.

But the 2017 three-time world champion, who was disqualified from all three of her Olympic events in Sochi four years ago, was determined to not let another Olympic Games end in misery after she posted a hopeful message on social media this morning.

More to follow.

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