Briton Christie wins World Cup gold in Canada

Elise Christie

Elise Christie won World Cup and European honours last season

Great Britain’s Elise Christie won gold at the speed skating World Cup in Calgary, Canada.

Christie, 26, clocked a time of 42.565 seconds to finish ahead of Canadian Jamie Macdonald and Netherlands skater Yara van Kerkhof.

The Nottingham-based Scot has been training with men and “learning to lose” to boost her medal prospects.

She was controversially disqualified three times at Sochi 2014 but won World Cup and European honours last season.

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GB short track speed skater Christie practises losing

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