Chemmy Alcott

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Chemmy Alcott

Chimene “Chemmy” Mary Alcott, born 10 July 1982 in Twickenham, London, is the current female British number one alpine ski racer, and competes on the World Cup circuit in all five disciplines: downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined.

Alcott has competed in three Winter Olympic Games and six FIS World Championships. She is the five-time Overall Senior British National Champion (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008).

She suffered a broken leg in training in Canada on 2 December 2010, and is out of competition for the 2011 World Cup season.

In 2012, She took part in the seventh series of Dancing on Ice.

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.

Alcott has previously appeared on Channel 4’s World Cup Skiing programme, with a regular feature called Fit to Ski, in which she demonstrated different exercise techniques.

In June 2008, Alcott climbed Mount Kilimanjaro along with fellow ski racers Julia Mancuso and Laurenne Ross, and Alcott’s then boyfriend Mark Weaver. The climb raised US$30,000 for international humanitarian organization Right To Play.

She is dating and living with British number one male downhill skier Dougie Crawford.

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Updated on Sunday 15 January 2012 by @TVNewsroom