Elise Christie has chose to perform a U-turn on her plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and continue with short-track speedskating after watching her medal dreams in Pyeongchang go up in smoke for a third and final time.
Elise Christie has been disqualified from the women's 1000m short track speed skating heat at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
"Sochi destroyed me", was her succinct account of her eventful 2014 Games which ended with three disqualifications and death threats.
On Tuesday, Christie was again a favorite, and in spite of a balky ankle and damaged hand, she took second in her heat.
Atkin, who came third in the 2017 World Championships, scored 84.60 with her final run to claim a second medal of the Games for Team GB after Dom Parson also won a bronze in the men's skeleton on Friday.
"I need six weeks' rest".
"Got my first ever yellow card, which I'm not really sure why".
By the time she eventually hauled herself to her feet, it was apparent that her ankle had ceased to be weight bearing and thus all pre-race tactics were forgotten as she gingerly made her way back for the restart. I've worked so hard to come back from this injury. Part of me was saying "it's not meant to be, don't bother going on".
Team GB Chef de Misson Mike Hay offered his thoughts on the stricken skater and insists his primary concern is the health of Christie, not medals: "I was in the stands, she's taken a heavy fall, she's in ambulance on the way to hospital".
She added: "I'm in a different place to Sochi".
Christie's potential as a double world champion in the 1000m and 1500m and the world record holder at 500m was a factor in the prediction of at least five medals in PyeongChang.
Fractions matter in slopestyle, a degree too much and the ideal run can end with your face in the snow.
"It's not good. I have some ligament damage", she said.
"You don't forget being bullied, but I think I'm a strong person now".
Christie barely got out of the blocks when she went sprawling on the ice in Tuesday's race, but was saved by a call for a restart.
She went back to the start and immediately fell behind, nearly deliberately so that she could find her stride.
"I will be in Beijing [in 2022]", she said. "I know this is short-track".
It would probably take a book just to list her series of bad luck and mishaps that are so typical to the controversial sport, where high impact crashes and disputed referee decisions often decide anything from gold to a first-round elimination. "I definitely think I can win a medal there - it's just frustrating I have to wait four years to put it right". I've proved myself. I wanted to bring it home for Britain.