Dorothy Poynton-Hill

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Dorothy Poynton-Hill
Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls 1936.jpg
Dorothy Poynton-Hill (left) at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
BornJuly 17, 1915
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
DiedMay 18, 1995 (aged 79)
Riverside, California, United States
ClubLAAC, Los Angeles

Dorothy Poynton-Hill (née Poynton, later Teuber; July 17, 1915 – May 18, 1995) was an American diver who competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics. She won the 10 m platform event in 1932 and 1936, while in the 3 m springboard she took a silver in 1928 and a bronze in 1936. In 1928, she became the youngest Olympian to win a medal and, in 1936, the first Olympic diver to win the 10 m platform twice.[1][2]

After retiring from competitions Poynton-Hill ran an aquatic club in Los Angeles and appeared in several TV commercials.[1] In 1968, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Dorothy Poynton-Hill Archived 2015-09-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b DOROTHY POYNTON (USA) 1968 Honor Diver.

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