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Axel Noack

Full name: Axel Noack
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 23, 1961 in Görlitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Race walker Axel Noack started for the GDR at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, finishing eighth in the 20 km, and then for reunified Germany at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (20th-20 km) and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (12th-50 km). He also participated in the World Championships in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1997 with his best result a fourth place in 1993. Noack also took part in the European Championships in 1986, 1994, and 1998. His only international medal came in 1990 when he earned a bronze medal at the European Indoors in the 5K. Noack won three national titles (and one indoor) in East Germany, while in Germany he won another two both in/outdoors. Noack set a world record in the 20 km in 1987 in 1-19:12. His brother Rex was also a successful race walker. Axel was educated as a construction engineer, but later worked as a youth athletics coach at the Olympic Training Center of the German Basketball Federation in Heidelberg.

Personal Bests\: 20kmW – 1-19:12 (1987); 50kmW – 3-43:50 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk East Germany GDR 8
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER 20
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Germany GER 12

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Standings 8 1-21:14
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Standings 20 1-29:55

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Standings 12 3-51:55
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