Olympic crush: British speed skater Elise Christie

If there was a candidate for unluckiest athlete at the PyeongChang Olympics, it might be Elise Christie. The Scottish speed skater, who represents Great Britain, arrived in South Korea looking to amend for a poor run of luck four years ago that saw her disqualified from all three of her races in Sochi. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old’s poor run of luck at the Games has continued in PyeongChang. She’s crashed out of both of her events so far and is currently in a race against time to bounce back in time for signature event, the 1,000m, which takes place on Tuesday. It’s a rotten bit of luck for a talented speed skater. That’s why we’re pulling for the 10-time European gold medalist who won back-to-back overall European titles in 2015 and 2016.

<p>Elise Christie poses during Team GB Kitting Out Ahead Of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on January 22, 2018 in Stockport, England. (Photo by Patrick Elmont/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

Elise Christie poses during Team GB Kitting Out Ahead Of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on January 22, 2018 in Stockport, England. (Photo by Patrick Elmont/Getty Images)

<p>Elise Christie of Great Britain waves before the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

Elise Christie of Great Britain waves before the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

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<p>Elise Christie of Team GB looks on during the Team GB Team Welcome Ceremony during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Village on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

Elise Christie of Team GB looks on during the Team GB Team Welcome Ceremony during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Village on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

<p>Elise Christie attends the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Awards at the Echo Arena on December 17, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

Elise Christie attends the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Awards at the Echo Arena on December 17, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

<p>PyeongChang Winter Olympic hopeful Elise Christie poses for photographs at The Orium sports complex on August 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

PyeongChang Winter Olympic hopeful Elise Christie poses for photographs at The Orium sports complex on August 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>Elise Christie of Great Britain leads during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

Elise Christie of Great Britain leads during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake) </p>
Olympic crush: Elise Christie

(Photo via Instagram/elisechristielikescake)

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