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Olaf Zinke

Full name: Olaf Zinke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 9, 1966 in Bad Muskau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Olaf Zinke was a specialist at 1,000 and 1,500 metres. Although he had earned three German national titles, with five runner-ups, and had won two World Cup races, he had had little international success, and it was totally surprising when he won the gold medal over 1,000 metres at the 1929 Winter Olympics. Two years later at Lillehammer he raced only the 1,500 metres due to a groin injury. He later made his living as a car salesman in Berlin.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.74 (1990); 1000 – 1:14.53 (1990); 1500 – 1:53.64 (1994); 5000 – 7:04.23 (1988); 10000 – 15:00.6 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Germany GER 25
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Germany GER 1 Gold
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 6
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 13

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 25 38.40 10.32

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 1 1:14.85 17.24 44.97

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 6 1:56.74 25.06 54.43 1:24.38
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 13 1:54.66 25.07 53.51 1:22.81
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