British short track speed skater Elise Christie has competed in the last three Winter Games, but it appears that streak will come to end in two months time.
The 31-year-old has been plagued by an ankle injury, and hasn’t made it past the semi-final stages in any short track discipline. Only the leading point scorer from Great Britain is expected to qualify for Beijing 2022.
Christie posted on social media, “The ankle injury I sustained set me back too far. My heart is shattered. I’ll be back soon.”
She is a three-time speed skating world champion, but the Scot has encountered nothing but disappointment in the Olympics.
Christie first competed at the 2010 Vancouver Games where her best finish was 11th in the 500m. She was 19th in the 1000m and 20th in the 1500m.
In Sochi four years later, she had hopes of winning a medal but was disqualified from all three events, twice for colliding with another skater and once for failing to cross the finish line.
At PyeongChang she set the first Olympic record of the Games during the qualification round of the 500m, but crashed out in the final and finished 4th. She was disqualified from the 1000m and 1500m events, again for colliding with other competitors.