Heartbreak for Christie
15-8fav Soon tracking leaders on inside, went 2nd over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Frown by 7l, 12 ran.
6-1 Mid-division, going well when not clear run over 2f out, soon closed, ran on towards finish, unable to challenge, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sovereign Duke at Kempton 1m Novice Stakes (3yo) (5) pol in Jan.
6-4fav Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m Novice Stakes (3yo) (5) pol in Jan beating Briscola by 1/2l, 12 ran. 11-10fav Traced winner 2f, handy 3rd, 2nd again on inside over 1f out, switched right and one pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Desert Wind at Lingfield 1m 2f Novice Auction Stakes (3yo) (6) pol in Jan. 15-2 Steadied start, held up and behind, ridden over 1f out, pushed along and some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 4l behind Tansheet at Newcastle 1m 2yo nov stks (5) in Sep. Elise Christie of Britain sits on the ice after crashing during the ladies’ 500 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena, and is inconsolable (inset below) GREAT Britain’s Elise Christie suffered further Olympics disappointment on a day when Austria’s Marcel Hirscher ended his wait for gold with victory in the men’s combined.
Christie, world champion shorttrack speedskater over 1000metres and 1,500m, crashed in the women’s 500m final.
The 27-year-old Scot’s Games agony goes on after her triple disqualification in Sochi four years ago.
Italy’s Arianna Fontana took gold, Holland’s Yara van Kerkhof silver and Canada’s Kim Boudin was upgraded to a surprise bronze.
Hirscher has six world titles and 55 World Cup wins, but had just one Olympic medal from two prior Games, with slalom silver in 2014.
The 28-year-old was triumphant at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, placing seventh in the downhill, before overhauling his 1.32 seconds deficit in his favoured slalom event to win by 0.23secs.
Alexis Pinturault took silver and fellow Frenchman Victor MuffatJeandet bronze.
“I’m super-happy because now this stupid question is gone away,” Hirscher said.
“If I’m thinking that my career is perfect without a gold medal, now this question is zzz, deleted.”
Hirscher is an established talent and Chloe Kim a new one, after the 17-year-old Californian of South Korean descent claimed snowboard halfpipe gold.
Kim, whose parents emigrated to the United States from Seoul in 1982, scored 98.25 - 1.75 short of perfect - for her third and final run to clinch gold.
China’s Liu Jiayu was second with a best score of 89.75 and Arielle Gold took bronze with 85.75.
Kim’s USA team-mate Shaun White led the way in qualifying for the men’s equivalent with 98.50.
Australia’s Scotty James scored 96.75 and Ayumu Hirano of Japan, who scored 95.25. The final takes place on Wednesday.
Canada won the mixed doubles curling, beating Switzerland 10-3 in the final. The Olympic Athletes of Russia pair took bronze.
The men’s 1,500m long-track speed-skating event was won by Kjeld Nuis of Holland, with his team-mate Patrick Roest second.
Sweden’s Stina Nilsson won the women’s cross-country skiing sprint classic, with Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo winning the equivalent men’s event.
The women’s luge was won by Natalie Geisenberger of Germany.