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Watch: British speed skater crashes after getting taken out by opponent

The Sports Daily logo The Sports Daily 6 days ago Matt Birch
Feb 13, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Elise Christie (GBR) reacts after her race in the women's short track speed skating 500m semifinals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Feb 13, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Elise Christie (GBR) reacts after her race in the women's short track speed skating 500m semifinals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena.

Speed skater Elise Christie is one of Great Britain’s best athletes — as she holds the world record in the 500m event — but she has suffered some brutal luck in Olympic finals over the years.

Unfortunately for her, it happened again recently in the PyeongChang Olympics, when she crashed in the 500m final. It didn’t appear to be her fault, though. The incident in question happened when Christie rounded a turn during the event, and her hand was hit by the skate of Canada’s Kim Boutin, which caused her to fall.

And Christie — who crashed in two finals at the Sochi Olympics — was not happy about it afterward.

“I was knocked over, I didn’t fall on my own,” she told reporters, via Reuters. “I’ve worked so hard for the 500 and it was taken away from me.”

It’s hard not to feel for Christie, as she’s such a fierce competitor, but has run into some awful luck on the world’s biggest stage over the years.

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