Elise Christie on how she overcame Sochi nightmare and cyber bullying to skate for gold again | Teen Times
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Elise Christie on how she overcame Sochi nightmare and cyber bullying to skate for gold again

Elise Christie on how she overcame Sochi nightmare and cyber bullying to skate for gold again



At 26, Christie appears unrecognisable from the fragile young woman who recently contemplated walking away from the ice rink for good. The vicious abuse had cut her to the quick, doubly so because she had been bullied as a child at her school in West Lothian. Today, she exudes a confidence that the ordeal can yet come full circle with at least one gold in Pyeongchang.

“I definitely want to come away as an Olympic champion,” she says, unafraid of specifying a target. “Physically and psychologically, I feel in the right state to be able to do it.”

Once, she had entertained visions of a career as a figure-skater, until the aesthetic elements began to turn her off. “I was really good at jumping, but I struggled with the arty side of it,” she says, laughing. “I wasn’t so good at being elegant, tidy. It was a sensible choice, because my personality is much more suited to short track.”

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