Speed skating: Elise Christie focused on World Championships

Elise Christie is ready to "move on" from the Winter Olympics as she eyes a medal at next week's short track speed skating World Championships.

Christie, 23, endured a disappointing Games in Sochi as she missed out on a medal after being penalised by officials on three occasions.

But the Scot says she is focused on the event in Montreal from 14-16 March.

"I have to move on and hopefully turn my season around. I feel confident and hoping for a bit of luck," she said.

Elise Christie profile

  • Born: 13 August 1990
  • Career background: The Scot began as a figure skater before taking up short track aged 12. She moved to Nottingham aged 15 to train full-time at the National Ice Centre
  • Career highlights: First British woman to win a World Championship medal in short track when she took 1,000m bronze in Hungary last March
  • Two months earlier, she won gold in both the 1,000m and 1500m at the European Championships in Lausanne
  • Did you know? She can play Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King  (perhaps better known as the theme tune of a well-known British amusement park)

"I came back from Sochi and went straight back to training on the ice because I thought that was the best way to stay motivated and move on.

"An Olympic medal can't define me, because in short track that's how it goes sometimes. Everyone who watched me could see that I tried my best."

Christie, who will race in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m in Montreal, was victim of cyber abuse during the Winter Olympics.

But she says that her confidence has now been restored.

"A lot of the support staff and athletes have said I'm really good at bouncing back," she said.

"If doesn't come at the World Championships then it'll definitely come eventually because I work hard. I know it can't go wrong forever.

"Even if I had come away with an Olympic medal, I'd still have looked at things I could do better. I'm never happy with my performance and always looking to improve."