ELISE CHRISTIE has revealed she has been battling depression and anxiety.
The short-track speed-skater suffered for years after a disastrous 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she was disqualified in all three of her events and received death threats.
Late in 2017, her father was diagnosed with cancer.
She then suffered more heartache at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, before boyfriend, Hungarian skater Shaolin Sandor Liu, dumped her by text.
She described it as the worst year of her life.
Christie, 28, revealed: “I was on medication for two years. I felt I couldn’t openly speak about it. I suffered for two years with depression and anxiety.
“It prevented me being myself and unfortunately I ended up on anti-depressants.
“I’m now really proud to say that I’ve officially managed to get myself off anti-depressants and become more myself again!
“It’s been amazing to feel happiness and sadness again, to not feel nothing.”
While she added: “There’s a huge list of people I owe thanks to, especially during my toughest hours when I hid away from the world and locked everyone out.
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“So many people that loved me and were there through it all!
“So a massive thank you to everyone that stood by me, and to those that didn’t, you now don’t deserve me at my best! Let’s beat depression together.”
Christie – who is targeting a medal at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing – has won 10 European golds, as well as winning three World Championships in 2017.