Christie, far and away the best British skater in Canada, placed second in the first ladies' 1000m event on day two and looked set to repeat the trick after again winning her quarter-final and semi-final.
However the 22-year-old finished an agonising fourth in the second final as Shim Suk Hee, who set a world record of 1:26.661 in the semi-finals, took the victory.
The Korean was not quite on the same pace clocking 1:29.247 but she did enough to hold off Canadian Marie-Eve Drolet, who finished second, and teammate Kim Min-Jung, who was third.
Meanwhile JR Celski became the first man to duck under 40 seconds in the men's 500m as he recorded a world record time of 39.937 for victory in the final ahead of Charles Hamelin and John-Henry Krueger.
"I was not really expecting to go that fast because it's been a long weekend of racing," said Celski. "Ice kind of tends to break down over time, but it held its ground and I'm really excited to come out with that world record."
Korea's Kwak Yoon-Gy set the third world record in the semi-finals of the second men's 1000m event, the time 1:23.007, however he was only third in the final as Victor An finished first and Michael Gilday second.
Elsewhere China's Wang Meng won the ladies 500m while Korea were victorious in both the ladies' 3000m relay, involving Shim, and the men's 5000m relay, involving Kwak.
As for the other British skaters in action Charlotte Gilmartin showed much promise by winning both her repechage heats and semi-finals of the ladies' 500m to reach the quarter-finals.
However that was as far as she got while two-time Olympian Jon Eley, who qualified outright for the men's 500m quarter-finals on day one, was more than half a second off making the semi-finals.
Richard Shoebridge won his repechage heat in the same event but did not progress any further.
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