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Leo Pohl

Full name: Leonhard "Leo" Pohl
Gender: Male
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)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Final 3 40.3 40.34 1
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
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