|Birth name||Gustav Philip Zinke|
|Born||1 April 1891|
Roudnice nad Labem, Austria-Hungary
|Died||11 November 1967 (aged 76)|
Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
Zinke's father was Prater Zinke, who was a pharmacist and had been a Mayor of Roudnice nad Labem for nearly thirty years, he also had been a pioneer in sports in the area, not only would Gustav follow in his father's footsteps and become a pharmacist, he would also become an all round sportsman.
After 1918 Zinke went on to become the Czechoslovakian rowing champion five times and was selected for the single sculls at the 1920 Summer Olympics being held in Antwerp, in his first round heat he finished in third place behind Jack Beresford from Great Britain, who went on to win the silver medal and the Swiss rower Max Schmid, so he did't advance any further.
After retiring from racing, he kept active within the Czech Athletic Club and the Czech Rowing Union, as well as commuting for his normal job, which he was doing when aged 76 years old he fell under the wheels of a passing train.
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