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Diann Roffe

Diann Roffe
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Giant Slalom, Slalom
Super G
Born (1967-03-24) March 24, 1967
Warsaw, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
World Cup debut March 7, 1984 (age 16)
Retired April 1994 (age 27)
Olympics
Teams 3 – (1988, '92, '94)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (1985, '89, '93)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 10 – (198594)
Wins 2 – (1 SG, 1 GS)
Podiums 8 – (1 SG, 7 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (10th in 1990, '92)
Discipline titles 0 – (3rd in GS, 1992)

Diann Roffe (born March 24, 1967), also known as Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from the United States. Born in Warsaw, New York, she won the Super G at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Roffe also won the silver medal in the giant slalom at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and a gold medal in the GS at the 1985 World Championships in Bormio, Italy at age 17.

Roffe learned to ski at tiny Brantling Ski Center near Rochester, New York.[1]

She had season-ending knee injuries in 1986 and 1991.[1]

Career highlights

World Cup results

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1984 16 68 30
1985 17 25 47 9
1986 18
1987 19
1988 20 91 29
1989 21 66 34 29
1990 22 10 20 4 11
1991 23 44 21 24 21
1992 24 10 48 3 6
1993 25 42 43 19 19
1994 26 39 30 13

Race podiums

  • 2 wins – (1 SG, 1 GS)
  • 8 podiums – (1 SG, 7 GS)
Season Date Location Race Place
1985 Mar 13, 1985 Lake Placid, USA Giant Slalom 1st
Mar 17, 1985 Waterville Valley, USA Giant Slalom 2nd
1990 Nov 24, 1989 Park City, USA Giant Slalom 2nd
Dec 3, 1989 Vail, USA Giant Slalom 2nd
Feb 5, 1990 Veysonnaz, Switzerland Giant Slalom 3rd
1992 Dec 8, 1991 Santa Caterina, Italy Giant Slalom 3rd
Jan 27, 1992 Morzine, France Giant Slalom 3rd
1994 Mar 17, 1994 Vail, USA Super G 1st

References

  1. ^ a b Sports Illustrated – Zone of their own – February 28, 1994
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated – A happy ending – March 28, 1994

External links

  • Diann Roffe at the International Ski Federation
  • FIS-Ski.com – World Cup season standings – Diann Roffe
  • Ski-db.com – results – Diann Roffe
  • Sports Reference.com – Olympic results – Diann Roffe
  • Spotlight Portfolios.com – Diann Roffe
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