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Chris Rinke

Full name: Christopher "Chris" Rinke
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: October 26, 1960 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: BMWC, Burnaby (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Chris Rinke was heavily involved in wrestling as a student at Simon Fraser University and rose to international prominence by winning gold in the freestyle middleweight event at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. His next stop was the 1983 Pan American Games, where he captured bronze, and then went on to finish 15th at that year’s World Championships. He became the first Canadian to win gold at the West German Freiburg International wrestling tournament in 1984 and, as Canadian champion, was also selected to represent his country at the Summer Olympics, where he defeated Stefan Kurpas of Great Britain, Luciano Ortelli of Italy, and Ken Reinsfield of New Zealand, but lost twice to Mark Schultz of the United States. This put him in a bronze medal match against Reiner Trik of West Germany, which he won. He retained his Canadian title in 1985 (one of six that he would hold over his career) and then defended his Commonwealth crown in 1986. Expected to medal at the World Championships that year, he suffered a knee injury in his third bout and was eliminated, but eventually recovered and was selected for the 1988 Summer Olympics. There he lost his opening match against Han Myeong-U of South Korea, the eventual gold medalist, but defeated Pierre-Didier Jollien of Switzerland and Ahmed Afghan of Iran before losing to eventual bronze medalist Jozef Lohyňa of Czechoslovakia and being eliminated. He retired from active competition in 1990 and has been inducted into the Simon Fraser University (1987) and Canadian Amateur Wrestling (2001) Halls of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR RE
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings 3 1984-08-09
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1984-08-11 Rinke (CAN) decision (5-2), Trik (FRG)
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Final 2 1984-08-09 1,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Final Match #1 2 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) decision (5-3), Rinke (CAN) 1,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Four 1 1984-08-09 11,5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Four Match #1 1 1984-08-09 Rinke (CAN) decision (9-2), Reinsfield (NZL) 3,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Three 1 1984-08-09 8,5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Three Match #2 2 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) decision (5-3), Rinke (CAN) 1,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Two 1 1984-08-09 7,5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round Two Match #3 1 1984-08-09 Rinke (CAN) decision (10-0), Ortelli (ITA) 3,5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round One 1T 1984-08-09 4,0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Group B - Round One Match #3 1 1984-08-09 Rinke (CAN) decision (12-0) (4:52), Kurpas (GBR) 4,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1988-09-29 7,0 Eliminated r4/6 Group A
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Four 7 1988-09-30 7,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Four Match #3 2 1988-09-30 Lohyňa (TCH) decision (10-0), Rinke (CAN) 0,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Three 6 1988-09-29 7,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Three Match #2 1 1988-09-29 Rinke (CAN) decision (7-6) (6:41), Afghan (IRI) 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Two 8T 1988-09-29 4,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round Two Match #3 1 1988-09-29 Rinke (CAN) decision (10-1), Jollien (SUI) 3,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round One 9 1988-09-29 1,0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Wrestling Canada CAN Group A - Round One Match #2 2 1988-09-29 Han (KOR) decision (6-2), Rinke (CAN) 1,0