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Speed-skater Elise Christie disqualified from Winter Olympics

Elise Christie had to restart after crashing to the ice within seconds of the start. Photo: PA

Great Britain's Elise Christie has been disqualified from her re-started women's 1000m short track speed-skating heat at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The 27-year-old skater from Nottinghamshire 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, she was able to get back into her stride soon and crossed the line second, but was disqualified after bumping Holland's Anna van Ruijven.

A dejected Christie she had suffered ligament damage before the hear but wanted to give it a go because she had trained for years to be at the Olympics. She added:

I crashed on the first start. Someone actually hit my ankle when that happened. I was in a lot of pain. I thought maybe I can't do this now. I thought about the adrenaline and how that might take over. And it didn't.

I thought I made some really good moves and was quite happy that I'd managed to qualify (finishing second) with such a bad ankle.

Got my first ever yellow card, which I'm not really sure why. It's not my decision, it's not in my control. I have to take whatever the referee gives me. That's that.

– Elise Christie