Uwe Madeja

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Uwe Madeja
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Nottingham C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Belgrade C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Mechelen C-2 500 m

Uwe Madeja (born February 6, 1959) is an East German sprint canoer who competed in the 1980s. He won a silver in the C-2 1000 m event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Madeja also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (C-2 1000 m: 1981) and two bronzes (C-2 500 m: 1985, C-2 1000 m: 1982).

He is married to Silvia Rinka, who competed for East Germany in swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics in the breaststroke.

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