Christie Disqualification Agony
Written by RockSport on February 20, 2018
Briton Elise Christie’s hopes of a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she was disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat.
The 27-year-old – who appeared to be in significant pain because of an ankle injury – finished second after her fall on the first lap led to a restart.
But the judges deemed her to have committed an offence during the race which resulted in her disqualification.
Christie damaged her ankle during Saturday’s 1500m semi-final.
It was a sad end to another disappointing Games for the Scot – a triple world champion, including in the 1,000m – who was carried out of the skaters’ area after the race.
Christie, who was disqualified in all three of her events at Sochi 2014, fell in the 500m final and suffered the same fate in Saturday’s 1500m semi-final.