Deidra Dionne

Olympic medalist

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

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

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