Scottish Speed Skater Christie Into Quarter Finals

Written by on February 10, 2018

British short-track speed skater Elise Christie qualified for Tuesday’s 500m quarter-finals after she won her first race at the Pyeongchang Games.

The 27-year-old, who is seeking her first Olympic medal, finished in 42.872 seconds, ahead of China’s Chunyu Qu.

Scotland’s Christie will also compete in the 1,000m and 1500m later in the competition.

Briton Farrell Treacy fell in his 1500m heat and Kat Thomson suffered the same fate in her 500m heat.

Their team-mate Charlotte Gilmartin was involved in a three-skater collision during her 500m race. The English skater, 27, eventually crossed the line, but was later disqualified for causing the crash.

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