Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chemmy Alcott takes massive fall and breaks leg

Chemmy Alcott, three-time Olympian British Ski racer and CoolBoard team rider has broken her leg in a horrific flying crash whilst training in Lake Louise, Canada for the World Cup. Whilst in the tricky Coaches Corner section of the World Cup downhill run she took a jump and never regained balance, at approx. 80 mph Chemmy lost her skis and poles and slid down the mountain side before coming to a stop.

Chemmy was then airlifted to hospital in Banff with an open fracture of the tibia and a compound fracture of the fibula in her right leg. ‘The rescue services and paramedics in Canada are amazing’ says Chemmy.
Although Chemmy’s season may be over she is ‘trying not to make any rash decisions about my future, but I really want to get back to skiing, I love skiing’ she explains.

All at CoolBoard wish Chemmy a strong and speedy recovery.  

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