Olaf ZINKE

Germany GER

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Albertville 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1966
Olympic Results

Biography

Olaf ZINKE

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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#13
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#25
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating