Tessa Worley

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Tessa Worley
— Alpine skier —
Tessa Worley Semmering 2008.jpg
Worley in December 2008
Disciplines Giant slalom, Super-G, Combined
Club EMHM – Grand Bornand
Born (1989-10-04) 4 October 1989 (age 28)
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 2 – (2010, 2018)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 5 – (200917)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 11 – (20082018)
Wins 12 – (12 GS)
Podiums 24 – (24 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (6th in 2017)
Discipline titles 1 – (1 GS, 2017)

Tessa Worley (born 4 October 1989) is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and non-commissioned officer.[1] She has competed in all five alpine disciplines and specialises in giant slalom.

Career[edit]

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 giant slalom at Aspen, United States.

Early in the 2011 season, Worley won three consecutive giant slalom races before January. Worley won a gold medal in the nations team event at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 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 titles[edit]

Season
Discipline
2017 Giant slalom

Season standings[edit]

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2006 16 118  — 57  —  —  —
2007 17
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
2014 24 40  — 16 22  —  —
2015 25 46  — 13 34  —  —
2016 26 27  — 11 21 35 11
2017 27 6  — 1 9  — 32
2018 28 13  — 2 18 50  —

Race podiums[edit]

  • 12 wins – (12 GS)
  • 24 podiums – (24 GS)
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2009 20 Nov 2008 United States Aspen, USA Giant slalom 1st
2010 12 Dec 2009 Sweden Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 1st
2011 27 Nov 2010 United States Aspen, USA Giant slalom 1st
12 Dec 2010  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
28 Dec 2010 Austria Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 1st
2012 28 Dec 2011 Austria Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
21 Jan 2012 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 1st
12 Feb 2012 Andorra Soldeu, Andorra Giant slalom 1st
2013 9 Dec 2012  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
16 Dec 2012 France Courchevel, France Giant slalom 3rd
28 Dec 2012 Austria Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
17 Mar 2013  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant slalom 2nd
2014 15 Dec 2013  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
2017 26 Nov 2016 United States Killington, USA Giant slalom 1st
10 Dec 2016 Italy Sestriere, Italy Giant slalom 1st
27 Dec 2016 Austria Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
28 Dec 2016 Giant slalom 2nd
7 Jan 2017 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 1st
24 Jan 2017 Italy Kronplatz, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
10 Mar 2017 United States Squaw Valley, USA Giant slalom 3rd
2018 28 Oct 2017 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
19 Dec 2017 France Courchevel, France Giant slalom 2nd
6 Jan 2018 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 2nd
27 Jan 2018  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, 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
2015 25 13 24
2017 27 1 8

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 20 16
2014 24 injured, did not compete
2018 28 7 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tessa Worley". Equipe France Militaire Ski. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ tessaworley.net Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. – ma-vie – accessed 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ "FIS-Ski – results – Ofterschwang 04.02.2006". FIS-ski.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Émilie Andéol
French Sportswoman of the Year
2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent