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Well done Chemmy!

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On the best UK ladies result ( 11th ) since Grenoble in 1964. Just in case your're reading this!.

A nice pic here chemmy alcott
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Yeah, it was an excellent result. Small mistake near the bottom but otherwise she looked really good. Anybody else see her interview afterwards? She was absolutely buzzing - really cool to see.
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Good girl...!! And great pic..
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alan empty wrote:
Small mistake near the bottom


bottom looks okay from here



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davidof, Very Happy

Sorry, my mistake!
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Nice picture of her on the front page of the Indy this morning - and article on page 6 http://sport.independent.co.uk/olympics/article345718.ece
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Nice picture of her on the front page of the Indy this morning - and article on page 6 http://sport.independent.co.uk/olympics/article345718.ece


Seems the Indy Journalist, confronted with lycra clad Chemmy couldn't concentrate on the skiing either, what a load of tosh:

Alcott had sportingly ruled out any possibility of romantic entanglement on Valentine's Day. "No boys in my room tonight,"

charming and dizzy outsider

good looks and bubbly personality


I bet Dorfmeister would love those kind of comments.



Is Chemmy the Anna Kournikova of skiing I wonder?
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Anyone know of any pictures of her modelling body armour Wink Very Happy ?
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No, but I can think of some interesting pictures of Kari Traa modelling body armour
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davidof, precisely!
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The girl did good, she deserved to be celebrating, and still the other events to come for her.
It was really good to see real emotion in the finish area.
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Great result for Chemmy - quite weird watching some very well known "faces" finishing well outside her time as well.
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davidof wrote:
Is Chemmy the Anna Kournikova of skiing I wonder?
I seem to recall you saying that Chemmy wasn't a patch on Lindsey Kildow not so long ago! Now Julia Mancuso.... Madeye-Smiley

rolling eyes Now we're doing an Independent rolling eyes rolling eyes
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Seriously though, I really hope this gives Chemmy a real boost - when I interviewed her back in December towards the end I asked her:

So for budding British champions, what do they need to be the future Chemmy Alcott?!

Chemmy: I wouldn’t want anyone to be a future Chemmy Alcott! ........

It didn't strike me straight away, but thinking about it later (and it was an immediate, instinctive response of hers) she was only half-jokingly implying that kids should emulate others, such as Paerson, Kostelic, etc., rather than her. It simply didn't occur to me because to me she's virtually at the top of the game, right up there with the elite, fractions of a second away from standing on an Olympic podium - yet somehow, in a very British way, she was doing herself down.

That's how it seemed to me at the time, anyway.
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PG wrote:
davidof wrote:
Is Chemmy the Anna Kournikova of skiing I wonder?
I seem to recall you saying that Chemmy wasn't a patch on Lindsey Kildow not so long ago! Now Julia Mancuso.... 8-)


You may have done. My point being for some sports women overall performance is less important and overall market friendlyness. Chemmy, Julia etc. while being near the top of their game can bring a lot to their sponsors beyond raw talent...
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and all those people who were being derogotary about british skiers in another relatively recent thread should now eat humble pie
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dan100, ah yes, didn't someone describe her as "second-rate"?

davidof, With you, yes they are certainly marketable!

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dan100,I don't believe anyone has been 'derogatory' to 'British Skiers' on this forum other than a desire to win something. I'm not going to revisit other comments on what constitutes 'second-rate' or the context that they were made - suffice to say it was no more than a desire to 'win'.
PG, davidof, A thought ... if we 'blokies' focus on 'Chemmy's attributes' rather than her undoubted ski-ing talents , are we not contributing to the 'Eddie-factor' described elsewhere? If this happens on a winter-sports forum, can we be really surprised if the media hypes the same ? A serious question (for a change) snowHead

Oh, BTW ... she was brilliant and I hope she can do the same (or even better ) in the other events.
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eEvans, quite right, tongue in cheek, hence
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There were a couple of threads suggesting certain skiers, and Chemmy was mentioned, were 'also-rans', got a little heated if I remember right!
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eEvans, quite right, tongue in cheek, hence
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There were a couple of threads suggesting certain skiers, and Chemmy was mentioned, were 'also-rans', got a little heated if I remember right!


Damn , must read more carefully! Apologies to all cogniscenti ... I just hope 'The Sun' doesn't quote selectively Toofy Grin

PS .. Cue follow-up on what constitutes an also - ran Sad
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eEvans, no problem! It's hard to follow more than a fraction of what goes on here...

Chemmy is a heroine, period. Won't hear a word against her. (Ok I was completely charmed into gawping admiration during the interview, I admit it Very Happy rolling eyes)
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back to the thread,well done to Chemmy
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