Christie fails to win Britain\'s first Winter Olympics gold

Christie fails to win Britain's first Winter Olympics gold

Elise Christie has failed to win Great Britain's first gold medal of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

She crashed out of the 500 metres short-track speed skating final. 

Italy's Arianna Fontana won gold in the women's race after a photo finish with South Korean Choi Minjeong who was later disqualified.

Yara van Kerkhof of the Netherlands was pushed up to second place and Kim Boutin of Canada came third. China's Fan Kexin, world champion in the 500 metres for the past three years, was disqualified in the semi-finals.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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