Tessa Worley

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Tessa Worley
— Alpine skier —
Tessa Worley Semmering 2008.jpg
Worley in December 2008
Disciplines Giant slalom, slalom, downhill, super-G, combined
Club EMHM – Grand Bornand
Born (1989-10-04) 4 October 1989 (age 25)
Annemasse, Haute-Savoie, France
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
World Cup debut 4 February 2006 (age 16)
Website tessaworley.net
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 3 – (2009, 2011, 2013)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 7th – (200814)
Wins 8 – (8 GS)
Podiums 13 – (13 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (11th in 2012, 2013)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in GS, 2011)

Tessa Worley (born 4 October 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer and non-commissioned officer[1] from France. She competes in all five alpine disciplines and specializes in giant slalom.

Born in Annemasse, in the département of Haute-Savoie, Worley's father Steve is Australian and her mother Madeleine is French. She grew up skiing year-round, in France and New Zealand, and her home ski area is the resort of Le Grand-Bornand.[2]

Worley made her World Cup debut at age 16 in February 2006, and finished in 29th place in a giant slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany.[3] She finished in fifth place in the first race of the 2009 World Cup season, a giant slalom in Sölden, Austria, in October 2008. A month later she won her first World Cup race (and first podium) in a GS at Aspen, Colorado, US.

Early in the 2011 season, Worley won three consecutive GS races before January. Worley won a gold medal in the nations team event at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany, where she was the bronze medalist in the giant slalom.

At the 2013 World Championships in Schladming, Worley won both legs of the giant slalom to claim the world title.[4] Through December 2013, she has eight World Cup victories (and 13 podiums), all in giant slalom.[5]

Two days after her eighth World Cup win, Worley was injured in a slalom in France on 17 December 2013. Caught on the tails of her skis in the first run at Courchevel, she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee and also had some lateral meniscus damage. It ended Worley's 2014 World Cup season and kept her out of the 2014 Olympics.[6]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2008 18 42  – 14  –  –  —
2009 19 39  – 11  –  –  —
2010 20 37 37 13  –  –  —
2011 21 16 34 2 43  – 27
2012 22 11 27 3 37 39 23
2013 23 11 38 4 22  – 25

Race podiums[edit]

  • 8 wins – (8 GS)
  • 13 podiums – (13 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2009 20 Nov 2008 Aspen, USA Giant slalom 1st
2010 12 Dec 2009 Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 1st
2011 27 Nov 2010 Aspen, USA Giant slalom 1st
12 Dec 2010    St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
28 Dec 2010 Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 1st
2012 28 Dec 2011 Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
21 Jan 2012 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia   Giant slalom 1st
12 Feb 2012 Soldeu, Andorra Giant slalom 1st
2013 9 Dec 2012    St. Moritz, Switzerland   Giant slalom   3rd
16 Dec 2012 Courchevel, France Giant slalom 3rd
28 Dec 2012 Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
17 Mar 2013    Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant slalom 2nd
2014 15 Dec 2013    St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2009 19 7
2011 21 13 3
2013 23 1 27

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 20 16
2014 24 injured, did not compete

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tessa Worley". Equipe France Militaire Ski. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ tessaworley.net – ma-vie – accessed 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ "FIS-Ski – results – Ofterschwang 04.02.2006". FIS-ski.com. 
  4. ^ Mintz, Geoff (14 February 2013). "Worley impeccable in World Championships GS win, Shiffrin 6th". Ski Racing.com. 
  5. ^ Dunbar, Graham (15 December 2013). "Tessa Worley wins World Cup giant slalom". Miami Herald. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Feehan, C. J. (17 December 2013). "Worley tears ACL in Courchevel crash, out for season". Ski Racing. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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