Paul Wyatt

Paul H. Wyatt (February 27, 1907 – December 15, 1970) was an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist. Wyatt represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics and 1928 Summer Olympics.

Paul Wyatt
Personal information
Full namePaul H. Wyatt
National team United States
Born(1907-02-27)February 27, 1907
Brier Hill, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 15, 1970(1970-12-15) (aged 63)
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
ClubUniontown YMCA

He was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in the small coal-mining community of Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.

In the 1924 Paris Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke event. Four years later, in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke for his third-place finish in the event.

Wyatt's middle name was "Knuth", which was his wife's maiden name. When he was married to then Juanita Knuth, he did not have a middle name. He took his wife's maiden name as his middle name. He also became a radiographer working in Nevada. His job led to his death of lymphoma.

See also


    • Paul Wyatt – Olympic athlete profile at

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