Short track World Cup: GB men win relay bronze

GB's Richard Shoebridge competes at the short track speed skating World Cup

Great Britain's men won short track speed-skating bronze in the 5,000m relay at the World Cup in Seoul.

The team of Jon Eley, Richard Shoebridge, Paul Stanley and Jack Whelbourne finished behind winners Canada and silver medallists USA.

"It's nice to get back into the medals and it gives us confidence for [next month's Winter Olympic] qualifiers," said Eley.

Elise Christie finished fifth in the women's individual 1,000m final.

The Livingston-born skater was involved in a fall with China's Li Jianrou in the final two laps of the 1500m semi-final, and was not permitted to take part when the race restarted.

Performance director Stuart Horsepool said: "Elise was OK after her fall in the 1500m and she went on to skate very well through her qualifying rounds to make the final of the 1,000m.

"The three Koreans did skate as a unit which made it incredibly difficult for her and Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands to get past, so with that in mind fifth place was a good result."

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