Speed Skating: Elise Christie just misses out on second medal. Great Britain’s Elise Christie just missed out on a second medal on the final day of the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal finishing fourth in her preferred event; the 1000m. I've said a million times how the World Finals in Charlotte is my absolute favorite event/show of the year, and that the only way they could make it better would be by making it a 2 weekend show. Last year they did just that by adding the World Short Track Championships the weekend before the World Finals.The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, will be held Oct. 20-22 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, featuring nine classes racing for more than $120,000 in posted awards.Two-time Olympic champion Charles Hamelin won the 500-meter race at the short-track speedskating World Cup on Saturday. ... Olympic champ Hamelin wins in short-track WC. 7y.