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More agony for Christie

Elise Christie's calamitous Winter Olympics came to an end as she crashed out of the women's 1000m semi-finals on the final bend.

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.

Christie, who had failed to finish at either of her previous 500m and 1500m disciplines, sought to force her way through for a top-two finish.

But she tangled with China's Jianrou Li and both were disqualified for impeding, leaving race winner Suk Hee Shim and another Chinese skater, Kexin Fan, to go through.

The Scot had shrugged off her double disappointment by easing through her quarter-final in first place.

Christie started on the inside lane but suffered a minor knock on the first bend and settled for skating round in fourth and last position.

However, on the final lap Christie pounced, and when rivals Marie-Eve Drolet and Veronique Pierron tangled, the Livingston skater jumped to the front.