Deidra Dionne

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Deidra Dionne
Personal information
Born February 5, 1982 (1982-02-05) (age 36)
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

Deidra Dionne (born February 5, 1982) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.[1][2] She won bronze in the 2002 Winter Olympics in freestyle aerial ski[3] She also won the bronze medal at the 2001 and 2003 FIS World Freestyle Ski Championships.[1]

Her health and career appeared in jeopardy on September 1, 2005; when she had a training accident that injured her neck.[4] She came close to being paralyzed.[5] She had to have surgery where two vertebrae in her neck were fused with a titanium plate.[2] A bone graft needed to be taken from her right hip.[2] Eventually she recoverred, and was able to participate in the 2006 Winter Olympics. [6]

At the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Dionne won a bronze medal in women's aerial ski jumping.

Personal life[edit]

Dionne graduated from the National Sport School[3] in 1999, and then went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts program through Athabasca University. After she finished her undergrad degree, Dionne studied law at the University of Ottawa.[7] DD then went on to work at Goodmans LLP in Toronto as an Articling Student. She spent 10 months at the firm during 2013-2014. As of December 2015 she is director of partnership and business strategy at Cimoroni & Company, a sport marketing and consulting company.[8]


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