Sochi 2014: Elise Christie receives controversial penalty in 1000m short-track

By Sam Drury - Follow on Twitter.   Last Updated: 21/02/14 10:50pm

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Elise Christie: GB short track speed skater penalised again in the 1000m

Elise Christie: GB short track speed skater penalised again in the 1000m

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Elise Christie suffered further heartbreak as she received a controversial penalty in the 1000m short-track semi-finals.

After making a break late on Christie looked set to reach the final before a collision on the final corner saw her and Li Jianrou end up on the ice.

The Chinese athlete appeared to cause the incident but the judges ruled that both Li and Christie should be penalised.

The GB skater was in the second place when she was taken down and could have been advanced to the final had the judges ruled in her favour.

However the result means the Scot ends the Games without a medal following penalties in both the 500m final and her 1500m heat.

The Livingston-born athlete looked in fine form during her quarter-final as she kept her composure to come through late on to win having spent much of the race biding her time at the back of the pack.

Park Seung-hi of Korea would win the gold in the final, finishing comfortably ahead of Fan Kexin of China. Another Korean, Shim Suk-hee, took bronze.

Meanwhile, in the men's short-track John Eley reached the semi-finals in the 500m but missed out on a place in the medal race as he finished fourth.

The Great Britain flag bearer had earlier progressed from the quarter-finals as he stayed on the shoulder of Russia Victor An early on and stayed there throughout to qualify in second.

Eley ended up in seventh place after coming home third in the B final, while An went on to capture a record fifth gold. He had already claimed the 500m title to go alongside his three successes in the 2006 Olympics in Turin.

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