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Wilf O'Reilly: 'Elise Christie can win three medals'

Former World Championship gold medallist Wilf O'Reilly feels that Elise Christie has a great chance of winning three medals for Great Britain in the short track speed skating event.

Former World Championship gold medallist Wilf O'Reilly believes that Great Britain's Elise Christie can win three medals in the short track speed skating event in Sochi.

Christie has played down her hopes of medalling in the races as he she goes in the 500m, 1,000m and the 1,500m, but O'Reilly likes her chances in all three races despite changes in her approach this year.

He told BBC Sport: "I think she'll get a medal. She has the capability of medalling at every distance. Her coaches have changed her tactics this season.

"I think they were a little bit concerned that her competitors would find her very predictable. Whether or not they should have done that in an Olympic season, the answer will only really come after the Winter Olympics have finished."

O'Reilly won his gold medal in the 1991 World Championships in Sydney.

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Elise Christie and Charlotte Gilmartin take to the ice for a quick demonstration during the Team GB announcement of the Short Track Athletes to compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on December 16, 2013
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