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Ernst Heincke

Full name: Ernst August Heincke
Nickname(s): The Professor
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: November 19, 1931 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 8, 2015
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Ernst Heincke raced the K-4 event at the 1968 Olympics. Heincke was born in Germany but emigrated to Canada in 1958 with his wife and two daughters. In 1960 they moved to the United States. He had learned to canoe in Germany and continued that in the United States. Heincke also built wooden kayaks and canoes. He worked as a computer programmer for Loral Corporation, retiring in 1993. Heincke was known for his encyclopedic memory in many different areas, and was known by his friends as the “professor.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h2 r2/4

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat Two 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1968-10-22
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