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Diane Braceland

Full name: Diane Braceland (-Vreugdenhil)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: January 27, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club/Long Beach Rowing Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Wife of Darrell Vreugdenhil.

Biography

Diane Braceland attended Penn State, graduating in 1971 and then rowed for Vesper Boat Club and the Long Beach Rowing Association. In addition to her Olympic appearance, Braceland competed at the 1973 European Championships and the 1974-75 World Championships. Braceland married 1976 Olympic rower [Darrell Vreugdenhil] and worked as a schoolteacher, obtaining an AMI Montessori Primary Certification from Ravenshill. She started at Gladwyne Montessori in 1977 as a physical education teacher, and after leaving for a few years she returned there in 2002. Her father George Braceland was a masters decathlete and was elected to the US Masters Hall of Fame. He also set the world’s record in the Indoor Rowing (ERG) heavyweight for age 90-95.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Rowing Women's Double Sculls United States USA 5

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Rowing United States USA Jan Palchikoff Final Round A Final 3:58.25
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Rowing United States USA Jan Palchikoff Round One Repêchage Heat Two 3:45.19
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Rowing United States USA Jan Palchikoff Round One Heat One 3:33.15
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