Broken leg for Alcott

4th December 2010, by Chris Gill

Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy Alcott

Britain’s Chemmy Alcott has suffered a broken leg in a crash in Lake Louise, Canada.

The 28-year-old crashed in a training run on the eve of the World Cup downhill race, losing her balance after a tricky first jump – the Coaches Corner – a steep, upper part of the course.

The accident, which happened on Friday 3 December, has left the British skier with two breaks in her right leg, one the shin bone.  And it’s likely that her season is now over.

Naturally, this is a big blow for the British team. Chemmy was preparing for what she hoped would be another successful winter, following her improving results in Super-G and Giant Slalom - as well as her 11th place in Vancouver.

The Lake Louise course had already been criticised as too icy after organisers injected it with water to compensate for a lack of snowfall.

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