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Debbie Armstrong

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDebra Rae "Debbie"•Armstrong
Used nameDebbie•Armstrong
Born6 December 1963 in Salem, Oregon (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 62 kg
NOC United States


Debbie Armstrong grew up skiing near Seattle, at Snoqualmie Pass, where she also played soccer and basketball in high school. She was named to the US National team in 1983, and placed third in a World Cup Super G a few weeks before the 1984 Winter Olympics. In Sarajevo she had her career highlight, winning the giant slalom, the first US woman to win a skiing gold medal since Andrea Mead-Lawrence in 1952. She had no other World Cup victories, but during her career placed in the top 10 18 times in World Cup races. She retired after the 1988 season, and has devoted time to humanitarian causes. She works in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she serves as the Alpine Competitive Program Director.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Debbie Armstrong
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 21
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Debbie Armstrong
Super G, Women (Olympic) 18
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 13