In a video on her website today, Chemmy Alcott announced her retirement from racing. The 31-year-old finished 19th in the downhill and 23rd in the super-G at Sochi earlier this year, after battling back from a serious injury from a crash in 2010.
She said “Skiing will still be a huge part of my life but to do that I must sadly bow out of racing”
It isn’t clear what direction she will be taking, and we’re not sure who, if anyone could take her place, not least due to the lack of funding for our alpine skiers. However, on her decision to retire from racing she said it was a combination of factors, “physically and mentally, and I also believe that fate stepped in a little bit too” which may hint that she already has other options open.
We wish Chemmy all the best for her future. See you on the mountain sometime.