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Tearful Elise Christie admits "it hurts" after crashing in 500m speed skating final to miss out on 2018 Winter Olympics medal

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 13/02/2018 Jack Rathborn
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History repeated itself as Elise Christie suffered yet another agonising crash to finish fourth in the 500m short track speed skating final.

It means Great Britain are still waiting for their first medal of the Winter Olympics, though Christie still has two attempts yet to win a medal.

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"I was knocked over, I didn't fall on my own. It's just tough, I worked so hard," Christie told BBC Sport. "It has been taken away from me. 

"Even in the semi final I got crashed into and ended up in lane four. It is short track and I am supposed to be prepared for this but it hurts.

"Hopefully I can come back again. I can reset. It's almost a week until my best distance. Right now I can't see living with this feeling. I don't think I'll be taking many positives from this."

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Italy's Ariana Fontana won the gold, while home favourite Choi Minjeong was disqualified to push up the Netherlands' Yara van Kerkhof into silver and Canada's Kim Boutin winning bronze.

Three-time Olympic short track speed skater Sarah Lindsay admitted she felt terrible for Christie as she skated well.

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"She got away fast but obviously it was pretty messy," Lindsay told BBC Sport. "There is no room for error. There is always contact that you can't do anything about.

"I feel terrible for her. She is skating so well. She will be so disappointed."

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