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HOLUM Dianne
HOLUM Dianne

Dianne HOLUM

  • G 1
  • S 2
  • B 1

Three-way tie

At the age of sixteen, Dianne Holum earned a silver medal in the 500m race at the 1968 Winter Games by finishing in a three-way tie for second place with two other Americans, Jennifer Fish and Mary Meyers. Two days later, she added a bronze medal in the 1,000m event.

Olympic champion before retiring

At the 1972 Games in Sapporo, the skater won a gold medal at 1,500m by setting an Olympic record. After finishing sixth at 1,000m, Holum closed out her Olympic career by gaining a silver medal in the 3,000m race.

Successful Coach

The following year, Dianne turned to coaching and began 14-year-old Eric Heiden on the road to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, where he won five gold medals.

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Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • G 2:20.85
    Skating
    1500m women
    S 4:58.67
    Skating
    3000m women
  • S 0:46.3
    Skating
    500m women
    B 1:33.4
    Skating
    1000m women


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