Olaf Heukrodt

Intro East German canoe racer
A.K.A. Heukrodt
Is Canoer
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 January 1962, Magdeburg, Germany
Star sign Aquarius

Olaf Heukrodt (born 23 January 1962 in Magdeburg) is an East German-German canoer who from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, Heukrodt won five medals with one gold (C-1 500 m: 1988), two silvers (C-2 1000 m: 1980, C-2 1000 m: 1988), and two bronzes (C-1 500 m: 1980, 1992). Heukrodt also won 13 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with seven golds (C-1 500 m: 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987; C-1 1000 m: 1987, C-2 1000 m: 1985), four silvers (C-1 500 m: 1989, C-2 1000 m: 1981, 1983; C-4 1000 m: 1991), and two bronzes (C-1 500 m: 1991, C-2 1000 m: 1982). In October 1986, he was awarded a Star of People's Friendship in gold (second class) for his sporting success. Heukrodt was married to swimmer Birgit Meineke.

Other sources

ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 21 January 2009). Additional archives: Wayback Machine. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 9 November 2009) Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Canoeing: Men's Canadian Singles 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 479.

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