Elise Christie is a British short track speed skater from Scotland. She is coached by Nicky Gooch and she specialises in the 1000m event. She is ten times a European gold medalist, including two overall European titles in 2015 and 2016. In the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam she won world titles in the 1000m and 1500m events, as well as the overall gold, the first British woman and first European woman to do so.

Birth Name

Elise Christie




Short Track Speed Skater



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Elise Christie was born on 13 August 1990, in Livingston near Edinburgh, Scotland.


She’s currently 28 years old.

Sun Sign





Christie attended Loughborough College where she studied sports science.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Angela Wright
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Elise Christie dated –

  • Sándor Liu Shaolin – Elise has been dating Hungarian short track speed skater Sándor Liu Shaolin since October 2015.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

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Eye Color


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Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Speed Skating Debut

Elise Christie made her debut at the 2010 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden, Germany, Christie won a silver medal in the 1500m and 3000m and took the overall bronze medal.

Brand Endorsements

There’s not much known details about her endorsing brands.

Elise Christie Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Elise Christie Net worth

Elise Christie net worth is $3 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Elise Christie

  • Elise is coached by Nicky Gooch.
  • She was originally a figure skater and switched to speed skating when she was 12 years old.
  • In 2010, she started her training with the National Squad in Nottingham.
  • She was named Nottingham Sportswoman of the Year in 2013 and 2015 .
  • Elise Christie is a well known personality in the world of short track speed skating as she has own several international titles in 500m and 1000m.
  • Elise took part in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada finishing 11th in the 500m, 19th in the 1000m and 20th in the 1500m.
  • At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Elise was disqualified from the 500m, 1000m and 1500m events after she collided with Italian skater Arianna Fontana. She became a victim of online harassment by South Koreans and was forced to close her Twitter account. She was disqualified three times therein.
  • Elise Christie won gold in the 1000m and 1500m events at the European Championships 2013 in Malmo, Sweden. She was also the 1000m champion for the 2012/13 World Cup season.
  • In November 2016, Christie set a world record in the 500m event, clocking in at 42.335 seconds at World Cup meeting in Salt Lake City, USA.
  • In 2017, Elise was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
  • In 2017, she was named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2017 in recognition of her world title success at the 2017 World Championships.
  • she writes column for Metro and a brand ambassador for VISA.
  • She competed in the 2010 Olympics, finishing 11th in the 500 meters.


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