Disqualification from Tuesday's 1,000m heats followed heavy crashes in both the 500m final and the semifinal of the 1,500m. Subsequent scans reveal no broken bones, leaving open the possibility of her competing in the heats of her final event, the 1000m, on Tuesday.
"It's not because it's an Olympics, but it's because that's short-track and that's the way it goes sometimes". Christie is scheduled to race in heat five at 10.12am.
Taken to hospital in tears with injured ankle after tangling with China's Li Jinyu and smashing into boarding at full pace during 1500m semi-final. Having chose to compete in the 1000m heats despite her skating being severely hampered by damaged ankle ligaments, Christie's hopes got off to a disastrous start as she was clipped off the start line and crashed on the very first corner.
Another called her a "walking L" while one more suggested holding a minutes silence for her performances.
For a while, the misery of Sochi shattered Christie's confidence. "It sounds weird but I was thinking about everyone back home watching and I just felt that I deserved to give it a go for them".
"I thought about the adrenaline and how that might take over". The only reason I was given a choice was because it's the Olympics. "I would just like to thank all the kids who have sent me messages saying they are inspired".
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To a significant number, she remains an idol befitting of her triple world champion status, fighting against adversity and pluckily battling back after obstacles appear in her way. And behind that change of fortune is the compulsion to prove people wrong.
The race commissaires halted the competition, but as the Briton limped to the barriers it seemed her Olympics could end prematurely.
"The only thing I can think of is if the referee doesn't think I was safe enough to race. I've had hard times, but I've learnt to embrace failure and accept that it won't always happen for me".
The 27-year-old was stretchered out of the 1500m semi final at the weekend after suffering a fall and damaging the soft tissue in her ankle. When we spoke the Wednesday before the Games started, she was in good spirits, but she talked of nerves, mentioned the expectation but equally the drive: repaying those who have supported her over the last four years since Sochi 2014, which was a heart-breaking tale in itself.
Christie stepped off the ice and was scooped up by the national short-track coach, Nicky Gooch.
"I don't mind being emotional because I hate losing, it's always going to make me emotional, that will never change". I then went up the inside and I'm past the girl. "I wanted to try another sport but I'll commit to this one a bit longer".