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Antonio Pocoví

Full name: Antonio Sebastián Pocoví
Gender: Male
Born: January 20, 1922 in Laguna Paiva, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: November 18, 2004 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Antonio Pocoví was a a 400 metre and 800 metre runner who made his most significant contributions outside of the world of sports. In 1943 he graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba with a degree in geology and in 1946 earned a Ph.D. in natural sciences. He later passed the Argentine bar examination and served as the chairman at his university. He authored more than 50 papers in his field, focusing on natural resources and oil exploration in Argentina. As an athlete he represented his country between 1945-49 in various South American championships. He later became a trainer of athletes and a coach of the national team.

Personal Best: 400 – 48.7 (1947).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Argentina ARG 3 h3 r1/4
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Argentina ARG 3 h3 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Argentina Round One Heat Three 3 50.7

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Argentina ARG Round One Heat Three 3 3:21.2
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