Jones Konihowski, Diane

Diane Jones Konihowski, pentathlete, track and field coach (b at Vancouver 7 Mar 1951). Educated at Saskatoon, Jones first competed internationally for Canada in 1967, and has been a member of 3 Olympic teams since 1972, finishing out of the medals each time; she won gold medals in the 1975 and 1979 Pan-American Games pentathlon, and in the XI Commonwealth Games at Edmonton (1978) with a Canadian record 4768 points.

Throughout her amateur career, she has spoken for Canada, for athletes in general and for women in sport. After retiring from competition she became involved in the administration of amateur sport in Alberta, before finally leaving the Alberta Sport Council in 1994. Jones Konihowski was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1978.