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Jeannette Anne KESSLER

Great Britain
TeamGreat Britain
Alpine SkiingAlpine Skiing
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesGarmisch-Partenkirchen 1936
Year of Birth1908

Biography

Jeanette Kessler won a slalom bronze medal at the 1931 World Championships at Mürren, Switzerland, and two years later won the combined bronze at Innsbruck, after finishing fourth in the slalom and fifth in the downhill. Kessler also competed in the 1934 Worlds, but missed the 1935 event after breaking a leg. She made a comeback the following year and captained the Great Britain ladies’ team at the Olympics. She won her only British title, the slalom, in 1938. Kesssler married Chelsea doctor Ripley Oddie in 1930, and 10 weeks after his death in 1959 she married fellow skiier James Riddell, the 1935 British downhill and combined champion. They later co-write the guidebook Ski Holidays in the Alps.

Olympic Results

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