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Danièle Laumann

Full name: Danièle Laumann
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: July 8, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Don Rowing Club, Mississauga (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Sister of Silken Laumann; Sister-in-law of John Wallace.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Danièle Laumann’s rowing career was overshadowed by that of her more famous sister’s, Silken. Danièle got her start in rowing as a high school student and was runner-up in the single sculls at the 1979 Canadian Championships. She was selected to represent Canada at the 1980 Summer Olympics, but was forced to stay home when Canada boycotted those Games. Undeterred, she became Canadian champion in 1981 and was runner-up the following year. She then attended the 1983 World Championships, where she placed eighth in the coxed quadruple sculls alongside Silken, Carolyn Trono, Dolores Young , and the non-Olympian Carla Pace, while also winning a gold medal in the event at the United States Championships. She finally got her chance to attend the Olympics in 1984, where she won a bronze medal in the double sculls with her sister. Danièle moved towards retirement after the Games, but won gold medals in the quadruple sculls at Canada’s Henley Royal Regatta in 1987 and 1988. She is a member of the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Rowing Women's Double Sculls Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Silken Laumann Final Round A Final 3:29.82
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Silken Laumann Round One Heat One 3:26.72
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