Sochi 2014: Elise Christie through her 1000m heat

Elise Christie moved into Friday's quarter-final
Elise Christie moved into Friday's quarter-final
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Short track speed skater Elise Christie qualified in trouble-free and impressive style from her 1000 metres heat at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The 23-year-old Scot has had a difficult time in Russia, starting with disqualification in the final of the 500m last week for crashing into Italy’s Arianna Fontana.

Then, in her 1500m heat, she was judged to have failed to finish the race for crossing inside the finish line, despite being involved in an apparent photo-finish.

However, the European 1000m champion, racing at the Iceberg Skating Palace in heat seven this morning, where two of four progressed to Friday’s quarter-finals, took no chances of suffering another mishap.

Christie showed why the distance is her favourite, staying at the back for the first few laps before making her run to the front - staying well away from any of her opponents - before leaving the rest in her wake to win with ease.