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Dianne Durham, first Black gymnast to win U.S. Gymnastics championship, dies

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-03 13:28:40-05

She was a Hoosier who made history.

Dianne Durham was only 15 years old when she became the first Black gymnast to win a U.S. National Championship back in 1983.

The native of Gary was a medal favorite for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. But she was left off the Olympic team after a series of injuries.

Her husband said Durham died at a Chicago hospital at the age of 52.

A cause of death has not been released.