Thomas Huschke

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Thomas Huschke
Thomas Huschke 1975.jpg
Thomas Huschke in 1975
Personal information
Born (1947-12-29) 29 December 1947 (age 69)
Berlin, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Cycling
Club Berliner TSC

Thomas Huschke (born 29 December 1947) is a retired East German cyclist. He competed at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in the 4000 m individual and team pursuit events. He won a silver team medal in 1972 and an individual bronze medal in 1976, whereas his team finished in fourth place in 1976.[1] Between 1970 and 1975 he won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals in these two events at world championships.[2]

As a road racer, he finished third in the Tour of Belgium in 1972 and won one stage of the Peace Race in 1973.[2]

After retiring from competitions he received a degree in economics, and later briefly worked as a marketing expert of the East German Gymnastics and Sports Association.[3] In 1988 he was manager of figure skater Katarina Witt.[4] From 2004 to 2006 he was chairman of the Frankfurter Cycling Club.[5]

His grandfather Adolf and father Gerhard were both competitive cyclists.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Huschke. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Thomas Huschke. cyclingarchives.com
  3. ^ Volker Kluge: Olympische Sommerspiele. Die Chronik III, Berlin 2000, p. 410
  4. ^ Alexander Osang (29 April 2002) Kati Witt: Die Akten aus der Eiszeit. Der Spiegel
  5. ^ Dan Radtke soll den FRC 90 wieder in ruhige Bahnen lenken. lr-online.de, 13 February 2006