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Heinz Büker

Full name: Heinz Büker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: July 6, 1941 in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: AKC Oberhausen, Oberhausen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Sprint canoeist Heinz Büker partnered with [Holger Zander] at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the K2-1000s, with the pair winning a bronze medal, for which they were both awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. They also won another bronze at the 1963 Worlds in the K2-500, adding a silver in 1966.

Büker started his international career in 1961 winning the European Championships in the kayak relay. In 1967 he claimed his last international medal with a bronze, again in the relay. In 1962 and 1965 he was West German K1 champion in the 500 metre event. After his active career Büker became a coach in the North Rhine Westphalian Canoe Association.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Holger Zander Final Round 1964-10-22
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Holger Zander Semi-Finals Heat One 1964-10-21
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Holger Zander Round One Heat One 1964-10-20
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