Speed skating: Elise Christie claims two World titles

Elise Christie has won two titles at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, becoming the first British female to do so.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 2:40 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:54 am
Elise Christie celebrates winning the women's 1000m final. Pic: AP

The Livingston-born skater took the 1500m title yesterday and followed it up with the 1000m crown today in the Netherlands. She couldn’t quite make it a treble, missing out on a medal altogether in the 500m final.

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Christie had podiumed seven times in the Worlds during her career, but this is the first time that she has claimed gold in any discipline. Her success was somewhat unexpected considering her season so far has been disrupted by injury.