Tessa WORLEY

France FRA

Alpine Skiing

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1989
Olympic Results

Biography

Tessa WORLEY

A two-time giant slalom world champion and twice an Olympic gold medallist in the team event, Tessa Worley fought her way back to the top of her sport after sustaining a serious injury in a fall in 2013. Within four years, she had re-established herself as France’s leading female skier.

Skiing all over the world

Dividing her time between the French resort of Le Grand Bornand and Mt Lyford Ski Area on New Zealand’s South Island, Tessa Worley spent most of her childhood on skis. Both her Australian father Steve and her French mother Madeleine were ski instructors and pursued their careers on both sides of the globe. 

“As a family, we lived for winter in the first seven years of my life,” explained Worley, who was on skis as soon as she was able to walk and took part in her first race at the age of five on Mt Lyford. Although it was, and remains, her passion, skiing was not the only sport in her life. She also found time for walking, tennis, horse riding, skating and cycling during her childhood years-

 Sweet sixteen

 In the mid-1990s, Worley and her family settled for good in Le Grand Bornand, where she joined the local ski club, of which she is still a member and its most famous ambassador. A student of sports studies, she was only 16 when she made her FIS World Cup debut in the giant slalom in Ofterschwang (GER) in February 2006, finishing 29th to score the first points of her career. In 2007, she proudly took her place in France’s military ski team, representing the army in national and international competitions, among them the World Military Skiing Championships. 

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

#28
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#7
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#4
Team
Team Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#16
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing