Paula Pöhlsen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaula Marie Traude•Pöhlsen (-Scholz)
Used namePaula•Pöhlsen
Born11 September 1913 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Died6 January 2003 in Grömitz, Schleswig-Holstein (GER)
AffiliationsHT 16, Hamburg (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Paula Pöhlsen, a German gymnast from Hamburg, won the gold medal with the German team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The eight exercises were held outdoors in front of 20,000 spectators at Dietrich Eckart Stage, nowadays called Waldbühne. Individually she was placed 12th. She was the German Champion in 1933.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Paula Pöhlsen
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold