Diane Foote
Personal information
Birth nameDiane Rena Foote
Born (1954-09-01) 1 September 1954 (age 67)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
SportArtistic gymnastics

Diane Rena Foote (also Dianne, now Moreland, born 1 September 1954) is a New Zealand Olympic gymnast.

Foote was born in 1954 in Dunedin, New Zealand.[1] She is a descendant of Harry Arthur Foote, who founded the Dunedin freight company H A Foote Haulage Limited in 1918.[2] She owns 14% of the company shares.[3]

Foote represented her country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, in gymnastics. In the vault, she came 69th. In the floor exercise, she was 99th. On the uneven bars, she came 113th. On the balance beam, she was 94th. In the Women's individual all-around preliminary round, she was ranked 104th of 118 competitors. Only the top-placed 36 competitors made it into the final round.[1] She is listed as New Zealand Olympic competitor number 275.[4] When Barry Maister as head of the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) had the project of honouring the country's Olympic competitors, Foote and fellow 1972 gymnast Terry Sale were among the 21 individuals that the NZOC had lost contact with.[5]

Foote took on the surname Moreland when she married, and she now lives in the Tauranga suburb of Papamoa Beach.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dianne Foote". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Your personal haulage specialist in Dunedin". H.A. Foote Haulage. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "H A Foote Haulage Limited (143935) Registered". Companies Office. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Diane Rena Moreland". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ "NZOC on the hunt for elusive Olympians". Stuff.co.nz. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2017.