In Sochi and its aftermath Christie was similarly keen to lay the blame elsewhere, despite getting herself into a bad position in the third race - leading to her disqualification - with the same tactics she used in the first. She was also disqualified from her second race for inexplicably moving too far infield at the finish and missing the line. But she fought back well to establish herself among the world’s best and of Britain’s few realistic medal hopes in Pyeongchang.
In her last six Olympic races, short-track speed skater Elise Christie has crashed out or been disqualified six times – no she’s been dubbed “cursed” and “Britain’s unluckiest Olympian”However, it hasn’t deterred Christie, who said she will make another tilt at an Olympic medal at Beijing 2022.
She said: ‘I am definitely in better shape than I when I broke the world record.
Christie went to Russia with high hopes, but was disqualified in the final of the 500m following a clash with Arianna Fontana of Italy. She was then penalised in the heats of the 1,500m, ending her chances over the longer distance.Elise Christie will head to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
He taught me to accept failure, because until you accept failure you can’t accept winning. I was really struggling with the Olympic disappointment and even coming away with a silver medal at the last worlds was disappointing. But he’s really helped me with my mindset.”