Sport The speed skater who received death threats at the last Winter Olympics just crashed out of another final

23:21  13 february  2018
23:21  13 february  2018 Source:   Business Insider Australia

North Korean speed skater tries to trip opponent

  North Korean speed skater tries to trip opponent North Korean speed skater Jong Kwan-bom tried to deliberately trip an opponent at the Winter Olympics. North Korean speed skater Jong Kwan-bom has done his best to ensure his country will live up to its reputation as being friendless after trying to deliberately trip an op Starting from the inside lane, the 16-year-old slipped as he pushed off in his heat of the men’s 500-metre short track and came crashing down on the ice.Replays showed Jong stick his right hand out as he landed flat on his face to try and trip Japanese rival Keita Watanabe.

Speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500-metre short track speed skating event on Tuesday, four years after a similar tumble at the last winter games in Sochi. Christie cruised through the women’s 500-metre quarter- final and

Speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500-metre short track speed skating event on Tuesday, four years after a similar tumble at the last winter games in Sochi. Christie cruised through the women's 500-metre quarter- final and

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British speed skater Elise Christie had to overcome death threats the last time she competed at the Winter Olympics . British speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the short track 500-metre final on Tuesday.

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-British medal hopeful Elise Christie just crashed out of the 500-metre speed skating final for the second Winter Olympics in a row.

-She got death threats and had to shut down her Twitter after the 2014 games, when she wiped out a Korean athlete as she collided with the ice.

-But Christie has two more attempts to chase a medal.

History just repeated itself for one of Great Britain's medal hopefuls at the Winter Olympics.

  The speed skater who received death threats at the last Winter Olympics just crashed out of another final © Provided by Business Insider Inc

Speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500-metre short track speed skating event on Tuesday, four years after a similar tumble at the last winter games in Sochi.

Christie cruised through the women's 500-metre quarter-final and semi-final stages at the Gangneung Ice Arena in South Korea. But during a fiercely competed final, she was thrown off balance by Dutch rival Yara van Kerkhof.

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"I was knocked over," the devastated skater said in a tearful interview with the BBC after the race. "I can't see living with this feeling."

Elise Christie © Provided by Business Insider Inc Elise Christie

The defeat will have been a painful one as she crashed out in similar fashion four years ago at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

At the Sochi games she hit the deck, took out a South Korean athlete, and then received death threats so severe she had to close her Twitter account. She later sought help from a psychologist.

"I had a crash at the games [in Sochi]," she explained recently to the BBC. "The Korean girl was taken out and I then received a lot of death threats and online abuse from South Koreans."

Speaking to The Scotsman last year, Christie added: "Eventually, I had to go and ask for some help. I struggled with the fact that my sport led to death threats. I couldn't link how that worked."

But between Sochi and Pyeongchang, she said Korean fans "were really sorry for how they treated me" and forgave her. "People became fans," she said.

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Despite falling in the 500-metre short track speed skating final, Christie has two more chances to get a medal. She contests the 1,500 short track speed skating event on Saturday before the 1,000-metre event next Tuesday.

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