Speed skater Elise Christie is through to the final of the 500m short track as she bids to land Great Britain’s first medal of the Winter Olympics.

Christie finished second in her semi-final behind Yara van Kerkhof, crossing the line just 4cm behind the Netherlands skater.

Canada’s Kim Boutin was third, but also advanced to the final, which takes place at 12.09pm GMT on Tuesday.

Christie had earlier set an Olympic record time of 42.703 seconds as she won the second quarter-final in Pyeongchang, but the record was beaten by South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong in the first semi-final.

The three-time world champion is in search of her first Olympic medal after being disqualified in three separate events at the Games four years ago.

With the 500m, the thing I am most nervous about is the start, because I am weak compared to the top girls at the start, Christie said. In the heat, my start went the best it’s went in years, so that has taken away a lot of nerves for me.

I have belief in a new start technique I’ve been doing, so that’s built a lot of confidence.

The 27-year-old is better known for her abilities in the 1000m event, which will come later in the Games.

Her coach, Nick Gooch, is the only other Brit to win a gold medal in speed skating.

(c) Sky News 2018: Elise Christie aiming for Winter Olympics speed skating gold in Pyeongchang

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