Paula Deubel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaula•Deubel (-Phillips)
Used namePaula•Deubel
Born24 June 1935 in Swansea, Massachusetts (USA)
Died21 August 1993 in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsLittle Rhody Athletic Club
NOC United States


Paula Deubel attended Springfield College but at the time the school had no women’s track team so she represented Little Rhody Athletic Club, and also represented the Women’s Athletic Association and the Women’s Physical Education Majors Club & Drill Team. She was US Junior Champion in 1953 and won the 1954 AAU Indoors with the shot. Deubel placed fourth in the shot at the 1956 AAU Meet. She was the first Springfield College woman to make a US Olympic team, and was elected a member of the Rhode Island Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: SP – 45-7 [13.89] (1956).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Paula Deubel
Shot Put, Women (Olympic) 16 r1/2