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77 Mormons Who Have Competed in the Olympics


Dinah Browne

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Olympics: 2002 Salt Lake City

Event: Luge

Medal: none

Dinah Browne, a member of the LDS branch in St. Croix, Guayama Puerto Rico District, grew up playing under the palm trees on the beaches of the Virgin Islands.

While Browne made Winter Olympic history as the first black female athlete ever to compete in the sport of luge, she finished last in 2002 for the Virgin Islands.

A native of the Caribbean island of St. Croix, Browne was a freshman in college in New Jersey before she saw a snowflake, and 29 years old before she sat on a luge. She became serious about the sport after qualifying for her first World Cup event in December 2000. Taking a leave of absence from her career as an English teacher, she spent winters touring the luge circuit in Europe and North America.

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