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Heats heartbreak for Christie

Short track speed skater Elise Christie suffered heartache for the second time this week after being disqualified in her 1500m heat.

Christie, who prefers the 1000m event, looked more relaxed before putting in a final burst which saw her edge Italy's Arianna Fontana in a photo-finish before she was penalised and placed in last position.

Within minutes of the finish of the heat it emerged that Christie had been penalised for an infringement at the finish line.

The 23-year-old Scot was devastated to be disqualified in the final of the 500m on Thursday for crashing into Fontana and was visibly upset after her second stroke of bad fortune.

There was more disappointment for Team GB in the next heat. Gilmartin, who reached the quarter-finals of the 500m earlier in the week, also failed to finish in the top three.

The 23-year-old from Nottingham, current European 1500m bronze medallist, finished fifth out of six.