Rainer Hanschke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRainer•Hanschke
Used nameRainer•Hanschke
Born22 December 1951 in Finsterwalde, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsSV Halle, Halle (Saale) (GER)
NOC East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Rainer Hanschke won an all-around bronze medal with the East German male gymnastics team at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. He failed to qualify for any of the apparatus finals, placing 28th in the individual all-around. At the 1974 Worlds he won his first team bronze medal in an international competition. In 1975 he earned his only national title.

Hanschke later became a graduate gymnast coach and started his career with SC Chemie Halle and SC Cottbus. After re-unification he was named chief national youth coach. From 1995-2002 he was chief national coach in Germany after which he was named regional chief coach of the German Gymnast Federation at Cottbus.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GDR Rainer Hanschke
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 28 r1/2
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =24 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 78 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =29 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =31 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =29 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =11 r1/1