Christie bows out in quarter-finals

10 November 2013 / 14:12

Elise Christie suffered a blow on the final day of the short-track speed skating World Cup in Turin, when she bowed out of the 1000m at the quarter-final stage.

Christie, who endured an eventful day on Saturday when she crashed twice and set a British record, finished last season ranked world number one over her trademark distance.

But the 23-year-old was narrowly denied a semi-final spot on Sunday afternoon, when she was beaten into third place in her quarter-final heat.

Christie clocked a time of 1:30.832minutes but it was not enough, as South Korea’s Seung-Hi Park (1:29.926) and Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais (1:30.045) progressed to the next round.

In the men’s section Jack Whelbourne also saw his World Cup end at the 1000m quarter-final stage, as he was penalised during the afternoon heats.

Canada’s Charle Cournoyer (1:26.718) and Russian Vladimir Grigorev (1:26.814) progressed from the heat as Whelbourne was left to watch on.

Earlier in the day 2006 Olympic finalist Jon Eley had failed to book his place in the 1000m quarter-finals alongside Whelbourne, exiting at the eighth-final stage.

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