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Leo Martin

Full name: Leo James Martin
Gender: Male
Born: February 8, 1921 in Louisville, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1981 in Rochester, New York, United States
Affiliations: Saranac Lake Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Brother of Pat Martin; Son of Robert Martin.

Biography

Saranac Lake’s Leo Martin rode as brakeman for Tuffy Latour at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Martin was from a renowned bobsled family, as the son of Robert Martin, who slid at the 1936 Winter Olympics, and the brother of Pat Martin, who won multiple US and North American titles and competed at the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics. Leo Martin’s only US Championship came in the 1940 4-man, on a sled driven by Katherine Dewey, the only woman to win a US bobsled title in open races.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-1 USA 9

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tuffy Latour Final Standings
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tuffy Latour Run 1
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tuffy Latour Run 2
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tuffy Latour Run 3
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tuffy Latour Run 4