Leo Pohl

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeonhard "Leo"•Pohl
Used nameLeo•Pohl
Born18 July 1929 in Olsztyn, Warmińsko-Mazurskie (POL)
Died23 April 2014 in Pfungstadt, Hessen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsTSV Pfungstadt, Pfungstadt (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


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).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Leo Pohl
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze