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Debbie Armstrong

Full name: Debra Rae "Debbie" Armstrong
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: December 6, 1963 in Salem, Oregon, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Debbie Armstrong grew up skiing near Seattle, at Snoqualmie Pass, where she also played soccer and basketball in high school. She was named to the US National team in 1983, and placed third in a World Cup Super G a few weeks before the 1984 Winter Olympics. In Sarajevo she had her career highlight, winning the giant slalom, the first US woman to win a skiing gold medal since Andrea Mead-Lawrence in 1952. She had no other World Cup victories, but during her career placed in the top 10 18 times in World Cup races. She retired after the 1988 season, and has devoted time to humanitarian causes. She works in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she serves as the Alpine Competitive Program Director.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 21
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Super G United States USA 18
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 13

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 21 1:15.57

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 18 1:21.87

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 1 2:20.98
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 2 1:08.97
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 4 1:12.01
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 13 2:10.72
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 17 1:01.73
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 13 1:08.99
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