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Dec 10, 2020
As a 4x Winter Olympian, a career high ranking of 8th in the World, 7x British National Overall Champion and the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup, Chemmy Alcott is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever skiers.
 
In a time where competing at a Winter Olympics was unusual for a British athlete, Chemmy defied the odds and pioneered a skiing movement that has inspired a generation. Resulting in not just skiers, but British Winter Sport athletes as a whole seeing the Winter Olympics as a realistic and achievable goal.
 
Since retiring from competing on the world stage after The Sochi Olympics in 2014, Chemmy has immersed herself in the world of TV & media, where she now presents for the BBC on Ski Sunday and commentates on the World Cup Ski Series for Eurosport amongst being a guest on many other show.
 
Chemmy continues to constantly push her body to the limit, competing in multiple physical challenges including the World’s Toughest Ski Race in Greenland, the 100-mile road race in London and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, raising over £800,000 for charity in the process.
 
Chemmy is committed to inspiring the next generation and educating people from all over the world through sport. Most notably, she created the ‘X-Elle’ scheme, which aims to develop girl’s confidence through sports she helps give them the confidence to create big dreams and do everything humanly possible to achieve them.
 
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Show notes
  • Who is Chemmy
  • Growing up in a ski mad family
  • Being inspired by her older brother
  • Starting to ski at 18 months old and doing her first race at 3 yrs
  • The fear of falling over
  • Loving tennis and skiing
  • Going to her first big event at 11 years old and winning
  • Education and skiing
  • Spending the summer months in New Zealand
  • Female role models in skiing
  • Wanting to be a speed skier
  • Meeting and racing against her idol
  • Breaking her neck in a ski accident…
  • Having a fused neck and having to travel with an x-ray
  • Fear of failure and the fear of letting people down
  • Learning to control her mind and finding a way to help herself
  • Only being able to ski at 80%
  • Winning her run in the world cup
  • What’s going through her head at the start of the race
  • Trying to replicate training runs more
  • Learning to stay in the present moment
  • Funding your life as an Olympian
  • Not getting any support from the government
  • Having to back yourself and be confident
  • Recovering from injury 
  • Having tiny daily goals
  • Doing the Words Toughest Ski Race in Greenland
  • Getting into endurance sports
  • Making the brutal decision to retire from professional sport
  • Dreaming of becoming a presenter on ski Sunday
  • Wanting to become a mum
  • How life has changed having 2 children
  • Taking the children out skiing
  • Skiing in a chilled way….
  • Using sport to help improve confidence
  • Keeping fit and active now
  • Quick Fire Questions
 
 
Social Media
 
Website www.chemmyalcott.com 
 
Facebook  @Chemmy-Alcott
 
Instagram @chemmyski 
 
Twitter @chemmyski
 
 
 
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