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Dianne Durham finally inducted into Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Dianne Durham finally inducted into Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Dianne Durham, who won the 1983 championship at just 15, died in February at 52.

Nearly four decades after she became the first Black gymnast to claim a senior national championship, USA Gymnastics is finally inducting Dianne Durham into its Hall of Fame.Durham, the organization announced on Friday, is joining the 2021 Hall of Fame class with four other individuals and the 2004 U."We could not be more pleased that the Hall of Fame Committee has chosen to memorialize Dianne's significant and lasting contribution to our sport in this special way.gymnastics regional hall of fame in 2017.

" Durham won two consecutive junior national titles before she entered the senior national championship in 1983, when she was just 15 years old.She “passed peacefully” in February after a short illness, her husband Tom Drahozal, told ESPN.

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