By Mike Rowbottom

Elise Christie_left_of_Great_Britain_with_the_silver_Valerie_Maltais_center_of_Canada_with_the_gold_and_Ha-Ri_Cho_of_Korea_30-10-12November 2 - Britain's short track speed skater Elise Christie maintained her successful start to the new season in Montreal as she won her second International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup medal in the space of a week.

Christie (pictured top, left) finished second in the 1,000 metres behind home skater Valérie Maltais (pictured top, centre) to replicate her performance in the previous World Cup at Calgary.

"Montreal's been challenging after racing last weekend," said Christie.

"Obviously I was really tired and it was hard to re-motivate myself for round two, but I did believe I could do it.

"Last year I didn't even get into two finals at back-to-back World Cups, so it shows I'm mentally stronger.

"I'm pleased with another silver, and it's been a good start to the season."

The performance keeps Christie ranked world number one in the 1,000m, but unfortunately problems with her blades meant she fell in the 500m and failed to progress past the preliminaries.

Following their fall in the qualification rounds in the relay in Calgary last week, skaters Jon Eley, Paul Stanley, Richard Shoebridge and Jack Whelbourne put in a strong performance to qualify for the A final of the 5,000m relay.

They just missed out on a medal in the final, finishing fourth overall behind Korea, China and the United States.

Eley was also back on form in his individual events following the surgery he received for an injury he sustained last season at the European Championships.

After narrowly being denied a place in the 500m (1) A final, Eley skated to a convincing victory in B final, placing him fifth overall.

The Nottingham based team return home today and start their preparations for the next two stages of the ISU World Cup in Japan, beginning in Nagoya on November 30.

Just behind Canada in the medal table this weekend – the hosts won 12 medals – were Korea and China earning seven and six medals respectively, while the US won two.

Great Britain tied with Japan and Russia in the medal table, as they also picked up one medal each.

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