Who is Elise Christie?
Elise Christie is a short-track speed skater born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 13 1990.
When did Elise Christie start speed skating?
Elise Christie started speed skating at the age of 12 having originally been a figure skater.
Christie explained her decision to change disciplines in 2013, saying: “I just didn’t like the fact figure skating has judging. I prefer the first over the line, wins the race.”
Where does Elise Christie train?
Elise Christie trains at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.
Who coaches Elise Christie?
Elise Christie is coached by Nicky Gooch.
Gooch competed at the Winter Olympics in 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002.
Where did Elise Christie go to university?
Elise Christie studies sports science at Loughborough College.
Has Elise Christie competed at the Winter Olympics before?
The Winter Olympics 2018 are the third Olympic Games that Elise Christie has competed in.
Christie took to the track at the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. She finished 11th in the 500m, 19th in the 1000m and 20th in the 1500m races.
Christie reached the final of the 500m race of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia. But she was disqualified when she collided with Arianna Fontana.
Christie was disqualified from the 1500m event two days later because she finished 1cm outside the permitted leeway for the finishing line.
Christie was disqualified for a third time at the Sochi games when she collided with Jianrou Li on the final turn of the 1000m event’s semi-final.
The Winter Olympics 2018 have gone far better for Christie so far, with an Olympic record set in the heats of the 500m event. It was beaten by 0.002 seconds by Choi Min-jeong a few minutes later.
What has Elise Christie won?
Elise Christie won gold in the 1000m and 1500m events at the European Championships 2013 in Malmo, Sweden. She was also the 1000m champion for the 2012/13 World Cup season.
Christie retained her European Championships gold in the 1000m event a year later in Dresden.
Christie claimed her first overall European title at the European Championships 2015 in Dordrecht, Netherlands, by winning the 500m and 1500m events and finish runner-up in 3000m super final.
Christie retained her overall European title in Sochi, Russia in 2016 by winning gold in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m events.
In November 2016, Christie set a world record in the 500m event, clocking in at 42.335 seconds at World Cup meeting in Salt Lake City, USA.
Christie skipped the European Championships 2017 to focus on training for the World Championships in Rotterdam that year. She became the first British woman to win a title at that level when she took gold in the 1500m and repeated that in the 1000m to help clinch the overall gold.
Away from the track, Christie was selected as Nottingham Sportswoman of the Year in 2013 and 2015.
What Winter Olympics 2018 races is Elise Christie in?
Elise Christie is competing in the 500m short-track speed skating quarter-finals at 10am (GMT) today.
Christie will also vie for gold in the 1000m and 1500m events in PyeongChang.