Skating: Christie takes two silvers at Worlds

Elise Christie, left, shows off her 500m medal. Pic: AP
Elise Christie, left, shows off her 500m medal. Pic: AP
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Livingston’s Elise Christie has become the first Briton to win two medals at a World Short Track Speed Skating Championships after a strong performance in Moscow, Russia.

Christie, 24, won silver medals in the 500m and 1000m over the weekend – finishing 0.273 seconds behind Fan Kexin of China in the 500m and then missed the 1,000m gold by 0.052 secs – South Korea’s Choi Minjeong taking the win.

Christie’s participation in the Russian Capital had been in doubt after her paternal grandmother died earlier this month.

“Under the circumstances, I’m really pleased with silver, but I believe I could have got more out of it if my head was in a different place,” Christie admitted.

She was controversially denied medals in each of her three events at last year’s Sochi Winter Olympics.

However, she also became the first British woman to win an individual short track speed skating world medal by finishing third at the 2013 Championships in Hungary.