Velma Clancy DUNN PLOESSEL

United States of America USA

Diving

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Berlin 1936
  • Year of Birth
    1918
Olympic Results

Biography

Velma Clancy DUNN PLOESSEL

When Dorothy Poynton-Hill retained her Olympic platform title in 1936, Velma Dunn, a 17-year-old from Monrovia, California, took second place, finishing only 0.3 points behind the defending champion. She later became a physical education teacher at Huntington Park High School, and then at San Pedro High, where she taught water ballet, synchronized swimming, and life-saving techniques. With her husband, Howard Ploessel, also an excellent swimmer, they organized and staged water shows and ballets.

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Berlin 1936

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