Scots speed skater Elise Christie crashes out of second Olympic event

Elise Christie being carted off on a stretcher. Picture: Getty
Elise Christie being carted off on a stretcher. Picture: Getty
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Elise Christie was taken out of the Gangneung Ice Arena on a stretcher after crashing on the last bend of her semi-final heat.

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Elise Christie (left) crashes out in the 1,500m semi-final. Picture: PA

Elise Christie (left) crashes out in the 1,500m semi-final. Picture: PA

Christie tried to cut through to take second place but took out China’s Li Jinyu and slid into the barriers, where she was tended by medics.

The 27-year-old Great Britain medal hope was then taken out of the arena as the official race scoreboard showed that she had also been penalised.