Speed Skating: Christie wins historic bronze


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Elise Christie put the seal on her successful season with a bronze in the 1,000 metres World Short-Track Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

Christie, already the overall World Cup champion at the distance, battled through a physical final to finish third to China's Wang Meng and Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands.

In doing so, the Livingston skater became the first Great Britain woman to claim an individual short-track World Championship medal.

The GB short-track performance director, Stuart Horsepool, said: "Elise skated well and particularly as she was under a lot of pressure to win Great Britain's first medal."