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Chemmy Alcott retiring after British Championships

Chemmy alcott has announced her retirement from ski racing Credit: ichael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images

Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott has announced her retirement from ski racing.

She will retire from the sport after the British Alpine Championships this year.

With her career spanning over 23 years, Chemmy is one of Britain's most successful alpine skier of all time.

She said, "After much deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from ski racing, a sport that has come to define me. However, I am not retiring from skiing and believe that I still have much to offer the sport.

"Looking back at my career, I am incredibly proud that I have had the guts and mental strength to overcome the odds and compete for my country. I look forward to mentoring others and to continuing my charity and TV work, particularly in the challenging field of adventure- my future is bright."

Brighton skier is back on the slopes

After an injury so serious many thought her career would be over - Britain's best downhill skier is competing again, with her sights set on next year's Winter Olympics. Two years ago Chemmy Alcott from Brighton suffered multiple breaks to her leg.

But, this weekend the 30 year old is competing at the world championships in Austria. Earlier in the week she finished 24th in the super-G event to earn valuable points for Olympic qualification. Sally Simmonds caught up with Chemmy before she headed off to the Alps.

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