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Diane O'Grady

Full name: Diane Carolyn O'Grady
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 23, 1967 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: KRC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Canadian Diane O’Grady had a short, but mildly successful, career on the international rowing scene. She won her first major international medal, silver, in the quadruple sculls event at the 1995 World Championships alongside [Laryssa Biesenthal], [Kathleen Heddle], and [Marnie McBean]. O’Grady and McBean, along with [Silken Laumann] and [Wendy Wiebe], had also earned gold in the quadruple sculls at the Pan American Games earlier that year, but were disqualified after Laumann was found to have pseudoephedrine in her system, allegedly from a mix-up of cold medications. O’Grady’s next stop was the 1996 Summer Olympics where, with her world championship team, she won a bronze medal in the quadruple sculls, behind the Germans and the Ukrainians. Her final major international tournament was the 1997 World Championships where, alongside [Theresa Luke], [Maria Maunder], and the non-Olympian Jennifer Browett, she finished sixth. She retired from active competition at the conclusion of the season.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Women's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Final Round A Final 6:30.38
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:39.32
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