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Velma Dunn

Full name: Velma Clancy Dunn (-Ploessel)
Gender: Female
Born: October 9, 1918 in Monrovia, California, United States
Died: May 8, 2007 in Whittier, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

When Dorothy Poynton-Hill retained her Olympic platform title in 1936, Velma Dunn, a 17-year-old from Monrovia, California, took second place, finishing only 0.3 points behind the defending champion. She later became a physical education teacher at Huntington Park High School, and then at San Pedro High, where she taught water ballet, synchronized swimming, and life-saving techniques. With her husband, Howard Ploessel, also an excellent swimmer, they organized and staged water shows and ballets.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving Women's Platform United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 2 33.63
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 2T 7.59
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 3T 7.92
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 2 8.88
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 3T 9.24