Olaf Zinke

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Olympic medalist
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Olaf Zinke
Medal record
Men’s Speed Skating
Gold 1992 Albertville 1,000 m

Olaf Zinke (born 9 October 1966 in Bad Muskau, East Germany) is a former speed skater.

Olaf Zinke specialised in the 1,000 metres and 1,500 metres distances. In 1990, at a World Cup race in Helsinki he proved his skill at top level for the first time, finishing first in the 1,500 metres leaving Johann Olav Koss and Michael Hadschieff behind him, and the next day he won the 1,000 metres by outpacing Dan Jansen and Eric Flaim. He peaked again at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. Leaving the Korean Kim Yoon-man behind by 0.01 seconds, Zinke won the 1,000 metres race and thereby the Olympic gold medal.

Personal records[edit]

Distance Result Date Location
500 m 37.74 10 March 1990 Heerenveen
1,000 m 1:14.53 11 March 1990 Heerenveen
1,500 m 1:53.64 5 December 1993 Hamar
3,000 m 4:06.71 18 January 1992 Davos
5,000 m 7:04.23 25 March 1988 Medeo
10,000 m 15:00.6  26 March 1988 Medeo
Big combination 165.219 26 March 1988 Medeo
Small combination 165.248 25 March 1989 Medeo
Sprint combination 151.880 17 March 1990 Inzell

Zinke has an Adelskalender score of 163.073 points.

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