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Dorothy Poynton-Hill

Full name: Dorothy Poynton-Hill (-Teuber)
Gender: Female
Born: July 17, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: May 18, 1995 in Riverside, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

When Dorothy Poynton won the silver medal in the 1928 Olympic springboard, she had barely passed her 13th birthday and set the record of being the youngest U.S. Olympic medalist in history In 1932 she won the Olympic highboard and in 1936, as Mrs. Hill, she became the first woman to defend an Olympic highboard title and also won a bronze medal in the springboard. Among U.S. women divers only Georgia Coleman and Pat McCormick have equalled Dorothy Poynton-Hill’s record of winning four Olympic medals and only Paula Myers-Pope has matched her performance of winning medals at three different Olympics. Poynton-Hill made several television commercials, won seven AAU titles and, after her competitive retirement, operated her own aquatic club in Los Angeles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 2 Silver
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving Women's Platform United States USA 1 Gold
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving Women's Platform United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS JO JP DP SP
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Standings 2 13.0
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 3 3.0 79.7
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 4 4.0 72.4
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 3 3.0 69.3
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 2 2.0 76.7
1928 Summer 12 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 1 1.0 80.0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 3 82.36
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 4 12.60
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 4 12.92
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 2T 15.20
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 3 14.00
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #5 8 12.24
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #6 2 15.40

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Standings 1 40.26
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #1 1 9.68
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #2 1 9.46
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #3 1 10.80
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #4 1 10.32
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 1 33.93
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 1 7.81
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 1 8.36
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 1 9.36
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 10T 8.40