Elise Christie: 'It was easier to hide from stuff before social media'

The newly crowned triple world speed skating champion on Twitter trolls, rugby union mentors, the trouble with dots and her dislike of coriander Hi Elise. First things first, you’ve just emphatically ended 23 years of Asian dominance in world short track speed skating by winning triple gold at the world championships in Rotterdam. How does that make you feel? I didn’t realise at the time that I’d done that but now I feel like I’ve started a revolution here you know? And I hope that in the future people will follow. All the Europeans have been coming up to me and seem just as happy about it as the British. I remember at the time losing my voice from all the roaring. You’ve done a lot of roaring in the past few years. You’ve now won 29 medals in major events. Where do you put them all? They’re in the living room in a little cabinet but I want to do something better with them. Continue reading...