Dianne HOLUM

United States of America USA

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Grenoble 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1951
Olympic Results

Biography

Dianne HOLUM

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.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sapporo 1972

#6
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

S
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
B
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#13
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating