Chemmy Alcott biography
Chemmy Alcott is an Olympic alpine ski racer, and competes on the World Cup circuit in all five disciplines: downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined.
Chemmy Alcott has competed in three Winter Olympic Games and six FIS World Championships and been overall Senior British National Champion five times (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008).
In 1993, Chemmy Alcott won the Etoile D’Or French Village Ski Championship, becoming a member of the British Junior Alpine team in 1994 and won the 1995 Sunday Times Junior Sportswoman of the Year award.
She was a talented athlete as a youngster, not only representing Richmond in dry slope skiing, but also in Tennis at the London Youth Games. Her achievements as a junior and senior were recognised when she was inducted in to the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2011.
Chemmy Alcott made her FIS race debut in August 1997 in a Giant Slalom event at Coronet Peak, New Zealand. By the end of the 1997/1998 season, she had made her debuts in both the FIS Junior World Championships (Chamonix) and the British National Championships (Tignes), where she won a Silver medal in the Giant Slalom.
At 19 years of age, Alcott was ranked in the Top 10 in the world for her age group, whilst also rising from 683rd to 126th in the downhill rankings over the course of the season.
Her Olympic debut followed in Salt Lake City, Utah. She competed in all of the Alpine disciplines with a best result of 14th position in the combined event.
The Torino Winter Olympics Games saw Alcott finish 11th in the downhill, the best Olympic performance by a British female skier since 1968.
In Winter/Spring 2012, Alcott competed in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice alongside professional skater Sean Rice. They finished 5th place in the competition and were eliminated on 11 March 2012.
During her injury lay-off at the start of the 2009 World Cup season, Alcott joined Matt Chilton in the British Eurosport commentary box as guest commentator for several of the women’s World Cup events.
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