Deidra DIONNE

Canada CAN

Freestyle Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1982
Olympic Results

Biography

Deidra DIONNE

In 2000, Deidra Dionne was named the World Cup’s female rookie of the year and, less than two years later, she had won a bronze medal in freestyle skiing aerials at the 2002 Winter Olympics. A skier since the age of three or four, she did not take up freestyle skiing for almost a decade, but quickly excelled, with multiple Junior National Championships and two World Cup medals to her credit before her first Olympics. Sports were a significant part of her childhood; she won a provincial badminton title in Alberta and played on a boys’ baseball team until the age of 14. She followed up her Olympic success with a bronze medal in the same event at the 2003 World Championships, but tragedy struck in 2005 when a skiing accident nearly left her paralyzed. After extensive surgeries she recovered enough to participate in the 2006 Winter Olympics, although she did not medal at these Games.

Dionne is a graduate of Canada’s National Sport School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Athabasca University. After the 2010 Olympics, she plans to study international law and human rights.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#22
Aerials
Aerials Freestyle Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

B
Aerials
Aerials Freestyle Skiing