Elise Christie targets medal success at 2014 Winter Olympics

Speed skater Elise Christie shocked at being world number one

Elise Christie says she is determined to hold on to her spot as world number one short-track speed skater ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The 22-year-old Scot went top of the rankings last month - 16 months before the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi.

But Christie wants a prolonged run as world number one as she sets her sights on Olympic success in Russia.

"It's nice to be world number one but now I have to stay there," Christie told BBC Sport.

Livingston skater Christie admits her new number one title has given her extra confidence as she targets Olympic success.

She added: "Before I was going through training thinking: 'Am I doing enough?'. Now I know what I am doing is enough.

"I didn't go into this year thinking: 'I'm going to go out and win loads of medals.'

"I went into this year thinking: 'I need to work on my weaknesses.'

"My plan is to skate to my strengths so that by the time I get to Sochi, if stuff doesn't go my way, I can still have that chance to win."

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