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Kurt Sakowski

Full name: Kurt Sakowski
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 23, 1930 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER) / Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

East German race walker Kurt Sakowski participated with the mixed German team in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics over 50 km, finishing eighth in Tokyo, after being disqualified in Roma. In Tokyo he came in only as the third-best German race walker behind [Burkhard Leutschke] (4th) and [Christoph Höhne] (6th). At the 1966 Europeans Sakowski placed fourth. He won national titles at 50 km in 1953 and 20 km in 1957, adding several podiums in different distances. Sakowski was first trained as a bricklayer, but later worked as a technical draftsman.

Personal Best: 50kmW – 4-10:34 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Germany GER AC DQ
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Germany GER 8

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Final Standings AC DQ
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Standings 8 4-20:31.0
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