Name: Diana Golden
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Event(s): Combined, Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom
DOB: 3/20/1963
Birthplace: Lincoln, Mass.
Hometown: Lincoln, Mass.
High School: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (Lincoln, Mass.)
College: Dartmouth College
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (1988); Paralympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Games, gold (downhill, giant slalom)
Personal: Learned to ski at age 5...Began skiing again six months after her surgery...Discovered she could jog on crutches in high school, and the high school ski coach asked her to join the team...Initially used one ski and two forearm crutches with ski tips attached, then switched to regular ski poles to go faster...Was awarded the Flo Hyman award in 1991 by the Women’s Sports Foundation...Received a degree in English literature from Dartmouth College...Married freelance cartoonist Steve Brosnihan, who also went to Dartmouth...Took up rock climbing and mountaineering after retiring from competitive skiing...Skied on screen for the movie “Escape to Ski” in 1988.