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Leah Poulos-Mueller

Full name: Leah Jean Poulos-Mueller
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 5, 1951 in Berwyn, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Northbrook Speedskating Club, Northbrook (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Peter Mueller.

Medals: 3 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

As Miss Poulos, Leah Mueller competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, winning a silver in the 1000 meters at Innsbruck and narrowly missing a bronze in the 500 meters. In September 1977, she married U.S. speed skating team member, Peter Mueller, and won two more medals under her married name at Lake Placid. Besides her Olympic successes, Leah Poulos Mueller was twice World Sprint champion, in 1974 and 1979; and thrice second in that event, in 1976, 1977, and 1980. She competed in the longer distances only early in her career because it was apparent that she was a pure sprinter. She retired in 1978 to travel with her husband and watch him compete, but quickly became bored with that and returned to competition the next year. She was coached early in her career by her father and three-time world champion, John Werket, but her husband and Peter Schotting took over those duties in preparation for Lake Placid.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 41.13 (1980); 1000 – 1:23.07 (1980); 1500 – 2:13.98 (1976); 3000 – 5:11.43 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 24
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 17
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 4
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver OR
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 6
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4 43.21 10.98
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 2 42.26 11.51

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 2 OR 1:28.57 19.80 52.77
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 2 1:25.41 19.05 51.03

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 2:31.29 29.2 1:06.4 1:47.8
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6 2:19.11 28.05 1:02.19 1:39.30

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 5:17.38 21.37 58.35 1:38.6 2:21.2 3:05.0 3:50.4 4:35.1
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