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P.J.'S THIRD OLYMPIC TRIP
Arlie W. Schardt
August 15, 1960
Boundless relief is reflected in the smile of Paula Jean Myers Pope, 25, moments after she won the three-meter diving competition at the Olympic trials. After knifing cleanly into the water on her 10th and last dive, "P.J.," who will be making her third Olympic trip, burst high above the surface as she came up and, knowing she had won, called happily, "Where's my husband?" He appeared in time to collect one quick, damp kiss before his recent bride borrowed a dime and danced away. "I gotta call Mom," she laughed. Two days later Mrs. Pope won the 10-meter platform dive as well and was joined by Mrs. Juno Stover Irwin, 31-year-old mother of four children and the first person ever to make four U.S. Olympic swimming teams. Also on the women's diving squad is 19-year-old Patsy Willard (SI, July 25), who qualified just five weeks after a diving mishap left her with a head wound requiring 57 stitches.
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August 15, 1960

P.j.'s Third Olympic Trip

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Boundless relief is reflected in the smile of Paula Jean Myers Pope, 25, moments after she won the three-meter diving competition at the Olympic trials. After knifing cleanly into the water on her 10th and last dive, "P.J.," who will be making her third Olympic trip, burst high above the surface as she came up and, knowing she had won, called happily, "Where's my husband?" He appeared in time to collect one quick, damp kiss before his recent bride borrowed a dime and danced away. "I gotta call Mom," she laughed. Two days later Mrs. Pope won the 10-meter platform dive as well and was joined by Mrs. Juno Stover Irwin, 31-year-old mother of four children and the first person ever to make four U.S. Olympic swimming teams. Also on the women's diving squad is 19-year-old Patsy Willard (SI, July 25), who qualified just five weeks after a diving mishap left her with a head wound requiring 57 stitches.

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