Christie makes history with second Moscow silver

15 March 2015 / 19:54
Elise Christie became the first British skater to claim two medals at a World Short Track Speed Skating Championships after claiming 1,000m silver in Moscow.
The 24-year-old won her first silver medal of the Championships on Saturday over 500m and produced another composed performance to cross just 0.052 seconds behind South Korea’s Choi Minjeong. 
European champion Christie had previously been the first British woman to win an individual short track speed skating world medal after claiming bronze back in 2013.
And although she was pleased with her return, she believes it could have been even better. 
She said: "Under the circumstances, I'm really pleased with silver, but I believe I could have got more out of it if my head was in a different place.”
Choi had been a dominant force over the two days of racing in Moscow and was a fitting champion, she also won her first overall title, while Italy’s Arianna Fontana took bronze. 
In the men’s 1,000m event it was South Korea’s Park Se-Yeong who took gold in a time of 1:25.16 minutes ahead of Canada’s Charles Hamelin and China’s Shi Jingnan. 
But Park was denied the overall title after a thrilling finish to the men’s 3,000m saw Netherlands skater Sjinkie Knegt pip the South Korean by 0.023 seconds to finish on top.
Knegt also became the first European-born skater to win the men’s overall title since 1991.  
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