Winter Olympics 2018: Luckless Christie crashes out again


Short track speed skating world champion Elise Christie suffered more misery in Pyeongchang as she dramatically crashed out of her women's 1500m semi-final.

Christie - a gold medallist over 1000m and 1500m in Rotterdam last year - was left heartbroken at the previous Olympics in Sochi when she was disqualified in all three of her events and missed out on a medal.

The Briton endured further pain earlier this week, crashing out of the 500m final on the final lap.

And things got worse for Christie on Saturday as she got tangled up with Chinese skater Li Jinyu in an incident that sent both flying into the padding surrounding the track.

Christie, who was duly penalised for her part in the collision, appeared to be in pain as she left the Gangneung Ice Arena on a stretcher. She was reportedly taken to hospital thereafter and it remains unclear whether the 27-year-old will be fit to compete in the 1000m next week.

Li was put through to the final, having been deemed blameless, and went on to claim a silver medal behind Choi Min-jeong of South Korea.

Remarkably, Christie's day got even worse as her boyfriend, Hungary's Shaolin Sandor Liu, also crashed in the men's 1000m final - won by Samuel Girard of Canada - and was disqualified.