Profile - Chemmy Alcott
|Name||Chimene (Chemmy) Alcott|
|Team(s):||British Senior Alpine Ski Team|
Chemmy started skiing as a toddler aged 18 months but only started competing properly at the age of 8. Aged 11, she had a serious skiing accident, though it only served to focus her mind more on her ambition to be a professional skier. Two years later, Chemmy was crowned World Children's Champion in Germany, at which point it became clear that she had the talent to reach the top. She dominated the National School Ski Championships for the next few years, competing individually and for Surbiton High School.
For eight years, Chemmy travelled alone in the summer months to New Zealand to train and from November to December to partake in a winter schooling/ski programme at Waterville Valley Academy in New Hampshire, USA. From this committed start to her career, Chemmy has progressed in every discipline and is now Great Britain's number one skier, ranked 8th in the world.
She was the first British woman to qualify for the World Cup Finals, the first British skier to win a run in a World Cup race and the first British skier to win the British Land National Ski Championships six times in a row. Chemmy has competed in three consecutive Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City, Turin and then Vancouver - at both Turin and Vancouver she finished an impressive 11th place. She is currently ranked in the top 30 in the world for Super G, Giant Slalom and Combined and is an ambassador for British sport, encouraging younger athletes to pursue their dreams.
For further details: http://www.chemmyalcott.com/