Elise Christie

Elise Christie

Short track speed skating

  • Event 500m
  • Date of Birth 13/08/1990
  • Born Livingston

BIOGRAPHY

Elise Christie was born in Livingston and moved to Nottingham when she was 15 in order to pursue her sporting dream.

After representing Team GB at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Christie enjoyed the most successful season ever by a British female short track speed skater in 2012/13 - finishing the campaign ranked top in the 1000m world rankings, with two European gold medals to her name.

There’s not much this young Scot has left to achieve in the world of short track speed skating, with the exception of at Olympic level, where she failed to pick up a medal in Sochi in 2014 and did the same again in PyeongChang.

A ten-time European champion, Christie stormed into the record books once more in March 2017, winning the world titles at 1000m, 1500m and the overall gold, the first British and first European woman to do so.

Following three disqualifications at Sochi 2014, the 12-time World medallist was hoping to make up for that in PyeongChang in 2018. She did improve on her previous best performance but had to settle for fourth in the 500m before missing out in the longer events.

 

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