Paula Jean Myers-Pope

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaula Jean•Myers-Pope
Used namePaula Jean•Myers-Pope
Born11 November 1934 in Lackawanna, New York (USA)
Died9 June 1995 in Ventura, California (USA)
Measurements162 cm / 51 kg
AffiliationsSammy Lee Swim Club, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States


After winning medals at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics as Paula Myers, Mrs. Myers-Pope won two more Olympic medals in 1960 when she finished as runner-up to the East German, Ingrid Krämer-Engel, in both the springboard and the platform. Paula Myers-Pope was a fine all-round diver, winning 11 AAU titles, and she was a double champion at the 1959 Pan American Games. She graduated from Southern Cal in 1957 and later trained at the Sammy Lee Swim Club. She and her husband later ran the Ojai Valley Racquet Club.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Paula Jean Myers
Platform, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Paula Jean Myers
Platform, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1960 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Paula Jean Pope
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Platform, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

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