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GB skier Chemmy Alcott teams up with Canadian women

Chemmy Alcott
Chemmy Alcott competed in her third Olympics in Vancouver 2010

Great Britain skier Chemmy Alcott has teamed up with the Canadian team to train with this winter.

"To have that level in training, skiing with the world's best and to race alongside them is great," she told BBC London 94.9.

"They hosted the Olympics last year, they have a world-class programme and world-class coaches."

The 28-year-old Londoner finished the 2009/10 season eighth overall in the combined discipline.

She will continue to compete for Great Britain but after so many years of solitary training Alcott says it will be nice to have some company.

"For the first time in my life I have team-mates, but they need me in their team, it's not that they're just taking pity on me," she added.

I'm doing it to win, I'm won't just go to an Olympics to participate,

Chemmy Alcott

"They have no-one with experience and I've been on the World Cup [circuit] for a long time now, so I bring that to the team," she said.

Alcott who finished 27th in her first World Cup race of the 2010/2011 season in Soelden in Austria says she is aiming to peak in time for the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany.

"If I pull out a good speed run, then I know I can get on the podium," she said.

Alcott equalled her best Olympic placing after finishing 11th in the super-combined in Vancouver 2010 and says she is still hoping to compete in Russia in 2014.

"If my body holds up I feel like I still have the potential to win," said Alcott.

The event in Sochi would be Alcott's fourth Olympics after she made her debut in Salt Lake City in 2002.

"I've never had awesome circumstances going into the Olympics, so I want to give myself that one chance."

"I'm doing it to win, I won't just go to an Olympics to participate," she said.



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