Elise Christie couldn’t hide her delight at getting one over her close rival Minjeong Choi at the World Cup in Dresden.
Christie, who won the overall European Championships in Sochi last month, took gold in the 1500m in 2:41.20 minutes ahead of South Korean pair Choi and Alang Kim.
So far this season only Choi and Shim Suk-hee had claimed gold over the 1500m distance.
And Christie, who also qualified for Sunday’s 500m quarter-finals alongside Britain’s Charlotte Gilmartin, was thrilled to pick up her fourth World Cup medal of the season.
“I’m thrilled and shocked with the outcome for the 1500m as this isn’t my strongest distance,” said the 25-year-old.
“That’s the first time in my career I’ve beat Minjeong Choi, it won’t be the last. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and the 500m and feel I’m in good form.”
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