Elise Christie wins another World Cup gold medal in South Korea

By Andy Charles

Last Updated: 19/02/2017, 21:03 GMT

Elise Christie of Britain reacts after winning in the women's 500m final at the ISU World Cup Short Track speed skating event in Shanghai December 10, 2016
Image: Elise Christie can continue to smile after a third World Cup success of the month

Elise Christie continued her fine run of form with a gold medal over 1,000m at the World Cup short-track speed skating event in Gangneung, South Korea.

The Sky Academy Sports Scholar came into the weekend in superb condition, having set a world record over 500m in Salt Lake City last month before winning double gold in Shanghai last weekend.

Christie clocked one minute 29.39 seconds over the intermediate distance to edge out home favourite Choi Min-Jeong, the current world No 1.

Christie credited her progress over longer distances on the advice of technical coach Seung Jae Lee, saying: "I definitely think he has made a difference to the endurance skills of the team since joining us, I'm racing with the Korean girls at the longer distances now."

Kathryn Thomson narrowly missed out on the semi-finals of the same event while Charlotte Gilmartin reached the final of the 1,500m but received a penalty and missed out on the medals.

Christie will be back in action on Sunday, over the same distance, at the fourth World Cup event of the season.

The tour heads to Europe in February for back-to-back World Cups in Dresden and Minsk with the World Championships taking place in Rotterdam from March 10-12.