Christie recovers to claim bronze in Kolomna

17 November 2013 / 13:33

Great Britain’s Elise Christie bounced back from a trip to the hospital on Saturday to pick up the short track speed skating World Cup 1000m bronze medal in Kolomna.

Christie was stretchered off the ice following a crash in qualifying in Russia – the final World Cup of the season – and admitted she thought her Olympics were over.

However, the 23-year-old made an impressive return to the ice on Sunday, finishing second in a tight semi-final with a time of 1:29.193 minutes, ahead of World Cup leader Shim Suk-Hee of South Korea.

And she went on to post a time of 1:30.695 in the final to finish third, behind Italian Arianna Fontana (1:30.249) and Alang Kim (1:30.615).

Earlier Paul Stanley reached the men’s 1000m quarter-finals, edging through his heat with a time of 1:26.153, but he was comfortably beaten and bowed out.

And fellow Briton Jack Whelbourne endured a disappointing afternoon in Russia, as he missed out on a quarter-final spot by finishing fourth in his heat.

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