Chemmy Alcott: GB skier re-breaks leg ahead of Winter Olympics

Chemmy Alcott

British alpine skier Chemmy Alcott has suffered a setback in her preparations for next year's Sochi Winter Olympics after re-breaking her leg in training.

Alcott, 31, shattered her right leg in 2010 and pulled out of this year's World Championships after being told to rest following a high-speed crash.

She said she will miss the first races of the season but be fit for Sochi.

"Had a little whoopsie. Re-broken my leg. Clean, easy break. Already weight bearing," she wrote on Facebook.external-link

"Medical opinion is I'll miss first races but be good to go full speed ahead after.

"Unfortunate setback but I am used to the adversity, just another chapter before the Hollywood finish in Sochi!"

Alcott, who has twice finished 11th at the Olympics and is targeting a top-eight finish in Russia in February, has been training with the Norwegian team ahead of the 2013-14 season.

She had been scheduled to compete with the Norwegians at World Cup events but will line up for Team GB at the Olympics.

Alcott lost her funding in 2010 after a decision by UK Sport to remove all support for alpine skiing in the build-up to Sochi 2014.