Full name: Leonhard "Leo" Pohl
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: July 18, 1929 in Olsztyn, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Died: April 23, 2014 in Pfungstadt, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: TSV Pfungstadt, Pfungstadt (GER)
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Leo Pohl was born in Eastern Prussia and came to Darmstadt in West Germany after World War II. He won a bronze medal at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne in the 4x100 metres relay together with Lothar Knörzer, Heinz Fütterer and Manfred Germar, and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200 metres. He never managed to win a national title, but in 1957 was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf and in 1969 the Silver Needle of the German Track and Field Association.
Pohl later became a specialist for the installation and implementation of radio and television studios. At the 1972 Olympics in München he was responsible for German television’s technical aspects. He built several TV studios mainly in Arabic and Asian countries.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.5 (1956); 200 – 21.1 (1956).
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Germany||GER||4 h2 r3/4|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||4||21.5||21.64|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||21.3||21.49|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Twelve||1||QU||21.6||21.78|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||40.5||40.64|
|1956 Summer||27||Melbourne||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||40.8||41.00|