Stacey Kemp and David King suffered further heartache in the Winter Olympics as Kemp fell for a second time.

Chorley's Kemp hit the ice in the team event last week, then on Tuesday afternoon, she fell again as the duo got their pairs competition under way. They scored 44.98 in Sochi after an error-strewn performance.

Former GB figure skating star and 1980 gold medallist Robin Cousins said: “I could see the tension in Stacey right from the very beginning. It was not the best performance.”

Kemp had recovered from a cruciate ligament injury to compete in Sochi. She fell towards the end of her routine as Great Britain were eliminated from the team competition at the first hurdle on Thursday.

She and King both went to Blackburn College and trained at Blackburn Arena.

King and Kemp were 16th at the Vancouver Games four years ago.