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Silver for Elise Christie at ISU World Cup Competition in Japan

Over the weekend, Olympian and Short Track Speed Skater, Elise Christie took home silver in the 500m at the third ISU World Cup in Nagoya, Japan.

Christie faced tough competition, closely losing out to Olympian Fan Kexin of China with a time of 44.224 seconds. Her successful weekend came after claiming gold and silver at the second ISU World Cup in Toronto, Canada just weeks before.

Alongside Christie representing Great Britain were team mates Charlotte Gilmartin, Richard Shoebridge, Paul Stanley, Josh Cheetham, Murray Cochrane and Farrell Treacy.

For Farrell Treacy it was his third World Cup competition in the 1000m and he produced a personal best time in the quarter final with a time of 1:26.856 seconds. This knocked a second off his previous personal best, finishing 13th overall.

Murray Cochrane also achieved a new personal best with a time of 1:27.489, finishing 24th overall. This knocked two seconds off his previous personal best in the 1000m.

Nicky Gooch, Head Coach GB Short Track, said:

“The results in Nagoya consolidate the performances achieved in the initial two World Cups of the season and demonstrate the depth within the team. Elise again proved her ability to consistently medal on the world stage, whilst Farrell and Murray demonstrated a confidence which belies the fact that this is their first season on the World Cup circuit.”

GB Short Track have now travelled to Shanghai ahead of the fourth ISU World Cup competition this weekend, 11th to 13th December 2015.

Published 8th December 2015