Elise Christie says Winter Olympic failures will not 'define' her

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'I'll be back for Beijing' - Christie
bbc.comBritish skater Elise Christie says her Winter Olympic failures do not "define" her and she will come back stronger at the next Games in Beijing.The triple world champion, 27, fell in the 500m final and 1500m short track semi-finals, and was disqualified from the 1,000m heats.Scot Christie was disqualified from her three events in Sochi four years ago.
"I was so focused on the gold [in the 1500m] that maybe I did make some bad judgement calls," she told BBC Sport."There's a lot to move forward on, but at the same time, I won't define myself on what has happened."In a wide-ranging interview, triple world champion Christie said she:
Finds the Olympics less stressful than the World Championships
Had "no regrets" about racing in the 1,000m
Would like to compete in both long track and short track at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
Will miss the World Championships as she continues to recover from ligament damage to her ankle
Christie said her comments after the 1,000m - that she would compete in Beijing - were initially a "spur of the moment thing"."Actually I had been thinking about retiring, but it just came out, and then I knew I was going to keep going," she said."I wouldn't have said it if I didn't mean it. I want to do long track and short track events, which probably means sacrificing one of the short track events, but that's OK."More to follow.
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