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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. Though she did gain place 8 in the World Cup Giant Slalom Race on March 7, 1984, at Lake Placid (and place 9 in the same discipline on December 15, 1984, at Madonna di Campiglio), she was unknown more or less, when she did compete in that race on February 6 (bib-number 19 is significant for not one of the best racers in that discipline). In the progress of the race she finished 5th after the first leg (but only 0.27 sec. behind leading teammate Eva Twardokens who finished 3rd at last). In the second leg, Diann was outclass - clocked in 1:09.35 she had a margin of 0.77 second in that leg (and altogether 0.60 sec.) to the second placed Elisabeth Kirchler.
|Disciplines||Giant Slalom, Slalom|
|Born||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)|
|Teams||3 – (1988, '92, '94)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Teams||3 – (1985, '89, '93)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||10 – (1985–94)|
|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)|
- Winter Olympics 1992: Likewise in 1985, she did improve oneself in the second leg on that February 19th, at the "Piste du Corbe"-course at Méribel because she had been only ninth-placed. She won the silver medal in a tie with Anita Wachter.
She had season-ending knee injuries in 1986 and 1991.
- 1985 World Championships in Bormio, Italy: Gold medal in Giant Slalom at age 17.
- 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: Silver medal in Giant Slalom.
- 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway: Gold medal in Super G.
- 1994 World Cup Finals in Vail, Colorado: 1st Place in Super G, her final World Cup race.
- Won 6 U.S. National titles.
- Inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.
World Cup resultsEdit
- 2 wins – (1 SG, 1 GS)
- 8 podiums – (1 SG, 7 GS)
|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|
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Diann Roffe-Steinrotter". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016.
- Sports Illustrated – Zone of their own – February 28, 1994
- Sports Illustrated – A happy ending – March 28, 1994
- Diann Roffe Steinrotter at the International Ski Federation
- Diann Roffe Steinrotter World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Diann Roffe Steinrotter at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Diann Roffe-Steinrotter at Olympedia
- Diann Roffe at the International Olympic Committee
- Diann Roffe at Olympics.com
- Diann Roffe at SpotlightPortfolios.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2012-03-23)