Zinke in 2010
||9 October 1966 (age 48)
Bad Muskau, East Germany
Olaf Zinke (born 9 October 1966 in Bad Muskau, East Germany) is a former speed skater.
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.
Zinke has an Adelskalender score of 163.073 points.