ALCOTTS WIN DOWNHILL TITLES.
MERIBEL, FRANCE, Tuesday.
For World Cup star Chemmy Alcott, (25, Twickemham) it was more like
business as usual when she raced down the Du Corbey piste to win the
British Women's Downhill for the fourth time since 2003.
Chemmy swept to her second title in as many races here, adding to the Super G wins she enjoyed on Sunday, the opening races at these British Land National Ski Championships.
Alcott was critical of her own skiing, finishing 76 hundredths of a
second clear of runner-up Pam Thorburn (22, Strathaven, Lanarkshire).
"It was a good race although a bit of a shame we can't get more good
foreign racers to come and race downhill because that is what younger
British girls need." Said Alcott, "I was maybe a little less focussed than
I should have been today, but I come here to win and did that."
The British Land National Ski Championships, Meribel, France,
Downhill: Women: 1 C Alcott (The British Land Alpine Ski Team/Twickenham) 1
minute 20.22 secs, 2 P Thorburn (The British Land Alpine Ski
Team/Strathaven, Lanarkshire) 1:20.98, 3 S Readman (The Scottish Alpine Ski
Team/Dunblane) 1:21.81, 4= E Norton (The Scottish Alpine Team/Carrbridge,
Inverness-shire) 1:22.79, 4= S Fairweather (The English Alpine
Team/Swadlincote, Derbys) 1:22.79.
The British Land National Ski Championships, Meribel, France.
Day 2, Downhill Training.
Michael Bradley Photography
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