Chemmy Alcott is a 4 Time Winter Olympian who represented Team GB throughout a 20 year sporting career reaching a high of 8th in the world. She became the first and only British ski racer to win a run in World Cup.
Since retiring from alpine skiing after Sochi in 2014, she has spent her time challenging herself partaking in the Worlds Toughest Ski Race in Greenland in March 2015, 100 mile road race Ride London and other sporting endeavors whilst being a regular presenter of BBC’s Ski Sunday TV Show and commentating on Eurosport.
Alongside this in February this year, Chemmy created the initiative X-Elle, to develop young girls confidence in and through sport with United Learning and toured the UK visiting schools with an eventual reach of impacting the lives of 10,000 young girls.
She is also a prominent public speaker and host, touring the world relaying her inspirational story of overcoming adversity (49 broken bones including her neck when she was 11 and her leg which required over 1028 minutes of surgery) traveling all around the Uk and to Dubai and Rwanda.
As a very proactive Ambassador for Right To Play each year she hosts The Big Red Ball which last year raised a massive £650,000 for areas of conflict resolution due in part to a documentary where Chemmy visited Rwanda to learn more about the power of sport. During her recent trip to Greenland, alongside the Arctic V, she helped raise £18,000 for Ski4Cancer and continues to be inspired by her charity work.
She frequents the pages of national newspapers, red carpets and Hello magazine often, holds 3 Guinness World Records, came 5th in the very popular ITV Dancing on Ice in 2012 and as someone used to racing downhill at over 80mph doesn’t look to be slowing down soon!