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Diane Dixon

Full name: Diane Lynn Dixon (-Trouse)
Nickname(s): Dee-dee
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: September 23, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Atoms Track Club, Brooklyn (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Diane Dixon was a 400-metre runner who competed at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, winning 4x400 relay medals both years, with a gold in 1984 and a silver in 1988. Dixon also earned two 4x400 medals at the World Championships, with a silver in 1991 and a bronze in 1987. She made the final of the open 400 at the World in 1987 and 1991, placing seventh and eighth, respectively. A top indoor runner, Dixon won the World Indoor title in the 400 in both 1985 and 1991, and took silver in 1991. Internationally she added a gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games in the 4x400 relay.

Domestically, Dixon won the US title in the 400 in 1986 and won the 1988 US Olympic Trials. She was second at the US Championships in the 400 in 1985 and 1987, and also was second in the 200 in 1988.

Dixon, who graduated from The Ohio State University, became a marketing specialist for an engineering firm. In 2001 she was named Special Assistant for Recreation & Physical Fitness Programs with the New York City Board of Education. Dixon was inducted into the Millrose Games Hall of Fame in 1999.

Personal Best: 400 – 49.84 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's 400 metres United States USA 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Final 5 50.72 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 49.84 8
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 51.98 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 52.45 7

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:22.82
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States USA Final 2 3:15.51 49,17
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:25.86
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