Just bruising and superficial damage for Christie in Kolomna

16 November 2013 / 17:49

Elise Christie suffered no serious ill-effects after a crash with two other skaters on the penultimate day of the final Olympic short track speed skating qualifier in Kolomna.

Christie was reported as having bruising and superficial damage after a fall in the 1500m semi-finals in Russia, which prevented her from skating the 500m quarter-finals as she went to hospital.

The world bronze medallist and World Cup champion, who also qualified for the 1000m quarter-finals, has already done enough to effectively secure three berths for Britain at the Olympics.

She secured quota places in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m at the first Olympic qualifier in Torino while four other Brits were in action on the penultimate day in Kolomna.

Richard Shoebridge and Charlotte Gilmartin were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the men’s and women’s 1500m respectively, so too was Jon Eley at the same stage of the 500m.

Paul Stanley departed in the previous round in the 500m, the eighth-finals, with one more day left for Britain’s skaters to impress in Russia.

© Sportsbeat 2013