Skaters take to the rink for championships

Great Britain's Elise Christie (left, 120) during her 1500m semi final during day one of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield.
Great Britain's Elise Christie (left, 120) during her 1500m semi final during day one of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield.
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Some of the world’s best speed skaters took to the ice in Sheffield to take part in the sport’s top contest.

The National Ice Skating Association hosted the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Motorpoint Arena over three days - the first time in a decade that they have taken place in this country.

Nearly 120 athletes from 32 nations, including Great Britain, took part in the event.

Noh Jin-Kyu, for South Korea, took home the overall men’s title with 102 points, while Cho Ha-Ri, also from South Korea, won the gold medal for the ladies, scoring 81 points.

The championship is set to take place in Beijing next year.

n For more pictures see Grass Roots in The Star on Thursday.