Leon Coleman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeonard "Leon"•Coleman
Used nameLeon•Coleman
Born1 September 1944 in ?, Alabama (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States


Five times between 1966 and 1972, Leon Coleman placed in the top six at the AAU Championship in the high hurdles, and in 1969, he tied Willie Davenport for first place. Coleman attended Winston-Salem State College, graduating in 1972. He also ran for the Southern California Striders and the Philly Pioneer Club. Coleman later became a track coach in North Carolina.

Personal Bests: 200 – 21.5 (1968); 110H – 13.45 (1969); 440yH – 50.8 (1968).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Leon Coleman
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4