Christie goes through to final
British short track speed skater Elise Christie is through to the final of the 500 metres at the Winter Olympics following a terrific semi-final win in Sochi's Iceberg Skating Palace.
The 23-year-old is one of Team GB's main hopes of a podium finish in Russia, although her speciality is the 1000m, in which she retained her European title in Dresden last month.
Racing in the second semi-final against three Chinese skaters, including Fan Kexin, who had beaten her into second-place in the quarter-final, Christie was given some hope when Fan fell early on.
And in a spirited race she just edged over the line before Li Jianrou with Liu Qiuhong in third place.