Winter Olympics 2018: Christie's luck out again after disqualification


The luckless Elise Christie will end a miserable Winter Games without a medal after she was disqualified from her 1000m short-track speed skating heat.

World champion Christie came to Pyeongchang with redemption on her mind after a similarly jinxed Sochi Games four years ago, but the Briton's hex has remained firmly fixed in place.

Christie crashed out of the 500m final and 1,500 semi-finals - suffering tissue damage in her ankle in the latter which had left her with a race against time to get fit for the mid-distance event.

She was visibly uneasy on her skates as she took to the line for her heat and the astonishing scenes began as she tripped over the leg of Hungary's Andrea Keszler and again hit the ice before getting to the first corner.

Christie clutched at her injured ankle again, but was given a second chance as the race was restarted.

This time, Christie opted out of the frantic dash for the first corner and instead chose to make her way through the field, finishing second amid more tussles with Keszler and a heavy bump with Polish skater Magdalena Warakomska.

But the misery was not over for Christie, who had to be carried out of the arena, as she was disqualified from the race for two minor penalties, ending her Games in despondent circumstances.

Keszler was advanced to Thursday's semi-finals behind Warakomska and heat winner Lara van Ruijven of the Netherlands