Christie shocked over top ranking

British speed skater Elise Christie says it was "a shock" to discover she was the new world number one, after winning a silver medal in the first World Cup of the new season in Calgary last month.

It was the Scot's second podium finish in three races and means she has a 600-point lead over nearest challenger Valerie Maltais of Canada with three World Cup rounds remaining.

Christie also says she wants her sport "to get bigger" in Britain, and hopes a strong showing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will help change attitudes to speed skating.

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