Leopoldo Palma

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter • Other
Full nameLeopoldo E.•Palma
Used nameLeopoldo•Palma
Born13 March 1891 in Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (CHI)
NOC Chile


Chilean track athlete Leopoldo Palma competed in distances from 100 to 800 metres as well as the hurdles. Palma ran in the 800 metres at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics but did not finish in his heat. He was scheduled to run in the 100 metres, 400 metres, and the 4 × 100 metres relay at the Stockholm Games but did not start in those events. Palma was also the flagbearer for Chile at the Opening Ceremony in Stockholm. Four years later he won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1918 South American Championships in Athletics.

Personal Best: 800 – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics CHI Leopoldo Palma
100 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Chile DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1912 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CHI Leopoldo Palma