Dorothy Poynton-Hill

Dorothy Poynton ( born July 17, 1915 in Salt Lake City; † 18 May 1995 Riverside) was an American Water Diving. She won two gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games.


Dorothy Poynton took at the age of 14 years participated in the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928 and won the silver medal from the three- meter springboard; so she was the youngest medalist for the United States. Four years later, at the Olympic Summer Games 1932 in Los Angeles, she won the gold medal from the ten-meter tower. This success could repeat Poynton at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, where she also won the bronze medal yet from the three- meter board.

Poynton participated in various commercials and headed to the end of their own active career 's swimming club named Dorothy Poynton Aquatic Club in Los Angeles.