Elise Christie shines as British high-speed skaters dominate

Elise Christie

Elise Christie took the overall women's classification title as Britain's short-track speed skaters dominated the International Invitation Cup.

Scotland-born Christie made it a clean sweep in the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m races in the Netherlands.

John Eley, Jack Whelbourne and Paul Stanley produced a one-two-three finish in the men's general classification.

"The team couldn't have done much more," said performance director Stuart Horsepool.

The women continued to win golds in Heerenveen with victory in the 3,000m relay, which featured Christie, Charlotte Gilmartin, Kathryn Thomson and Alex Stanley.

It is the first time in three years that Britain has had an international women's relay team, and after their medal success the team will be looking to qualify for the event at the Olympics in Sochi 2014.external-link