Paula Jean Myers-Pope
|Birth name||Paula Jean Myers|
|Born||November 11, 1934|
La Verne, California, U.S.
|Died||July 15, 1995 (aged 60)|
Ojai, California, U.S.
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||3 time US Olympic Women's Diving Team Member|
Life and career
Born in La Verne, California, Myers-Pope was a member of the USA Olympic Diving Team three times. At 17 years of age, Paula Jean Myers won a silver medal in the 10 meter tower event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, a bronze medal in the same event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, and two silver medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, one in the 3 meter springboard event and one in the 10M tower. She won two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games, in both platform and springboard. She has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Myers-Pope attended Ohio State University in the mid 1950s, and ultimately graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California and became a dental hygenist. She married Karl Pope (a USC basketball player) in 1958. The couple had two sons and three daughters. In 1984 she retired from her career in dental hygiene, and proceeded to co-operate a family owned business, the Ojai Valley Racquet Club, with her husband in Ojai, California. She died at the age of 60 in 1995.
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at International Swimming Hall of Fame
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at Olympics.com
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at Olympic.org (archived)
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at Olympedia
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Paula Jean Myers-Pope at The-Sports.org
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