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Chemmy Alcott's Biography

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Chemmy (full name: Chimene Mary Alcott) was born on 10th July 1982.

Ski racer Chemmy Alcott has taken part in various skiing events, including Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill, Super G and Combined.

Chemmy has been ranked the number one female ski racer in Britain.

She first skied at just 18 months and competed at just three years of age.

Although, Chemmy Alcott broke her neck skiing when she was 12, she did not allow it to deter her.

Chemmy Alcott won all of the British titles as a junior, and throughout her ski racing career, her performances have been compared to the GB men rather than women.

Chemmy struggled with injury in 2005, but her return to form in 2006 was heralded by her downhill at the Winter Olympics when she finished in 11th in 1:57.85 - the best downhill result for a British woman in the Olympics for 38 years.

Chemmy Alcott also finished 19th in the super-G with a time of 1:34.20, but was disqualified in the women's combined because her skis broke regulations.

Alcott was voted British Ski and Snowboard Federation Winter Olympian of the Year in 2006 for her performances at the Winter Games in Turin.

The BBC reported how Chemmy Alcott was so desperate to be involved in the 2012 Olympics that she was considering taking up women's boxing.

Chemmy Alcott told the BBC about her chances in the Winter Olympics in February 2010 in Vancouver:

"I have the self-belief to win gold. I know it sounds crazy when I've never finished on the podium yet... but I know what I am capable of."

Chemmy Alcott finished 13th overall in the women's downhill, 20th in the Super-G and 11th in the Alpine super combined competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

In December 2010, she suffered a compound fracture of her right leg.

In 2012, Chemmy Alcott entered the ITV show Dancing on Ice. She partnered ice skater Sean Rice. They came fifth.

In February 2014, at Sochi in Russia, Chemmy Alcott, competing at her fourth Winter Games, finished 19th in the women's downhill skiing event. As well as her double leg break in 2010 she had another fracture in 2013, and so was pleased with her performance in Sochi.

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