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Elise Christie: Scotland’s embattled super-skater

ELISE Christie’s misfortunes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, on the back of those she memorably faced at the 2014 Sochi Games, have transfixed Britain – in that peeking-through-your-fingers-at-a-horror-film type of way. Not one but two sports writers were inspired to update the old rhyme about the wives of Henry VIII. One said it should now read ‘disqualified, disqualified, disqualified, fell, disqualified, disqualified’. Watching her, said the other, “has become a real-life Wacky Races”.

ELISE Christie’s misfortunes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, on the back of those she memorably faced at the 2014 Sochi Games, have transfixed Britain - in that peeking-through-your-fingers-at-a-horror-film type of way. Not one but two sports writers were inspired to update the old rhyme about the wives of Henry VIII. One said it should now read ‘disqualified, disqualified, disqualified, fell, disqualified, disqualified’. Watching her, said the other, "has become a real-life Wacky Races”.

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