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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:   businessinsider.com.au

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The speedskater who received death threats after the 2014 Winter Olympics just crashed out of another final . At the Sochi Games in 2014, she hit the deck. She says she then received death threats from people accusing her of taking out a South Korean athlete as she fell, leading her to

History just repeated itself for one of Great Britain’s athletes at the Winter Olympics . On Tuesday, the British speedskater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500-meter short-track speedskating At the Sochi Games in 2014, she hit the deck. She says she then received death threats from people

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The speedskater who received death threats after the 2014 Winter Olympics just crashed out of another final . 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.

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

-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.

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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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The speedskater who received death threats after the 2014 Winter Olympics just crashed out of another final . At the Sochi Games in 2014, she hit the deck. She says she then received death threats from people accusing her of taking out a South Korean athlete as she fell, leading her to

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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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Winter Olympics 2018: Elise Christie crashes out of speed skating final – live! As Stewart Laing, the performance director for short track speed skating , explained: “We have brought our sports psychologist out and we have had this planned just in case.

Elise Christie crashes out of speed skating final at PyeongChang Winter Olympics . This is not the first time South Koreans have vented their anger at a foreign speed skater , with Britain's Elise Christie receiving a similar treatment at the Sochi 2014 Games after she collided with a South Korean skater .

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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