|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||24 May 1943 in Sankt Michaelisdonn, Schleswig-Holstein (GER)|
|Measurements||176 cm / 78 kg|
|Affiliations||KKM, Köln (GER) / WSV Rheintreue, Düsseldorf (GER)|
|NOC||Germany West Germany|
Sprint canoeist Holger Zander partnered with Heinz Büker at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the K2-1,000 metres, with the pair winning a bronze medal, for which they were both awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. Zander also won a silver with the mixed German kayak fours. Zander and Büker won another bronze at the 1963 Worlds in the K2-500, adding a silver in 1966.
Zander came back in 1968 to Mexico City with his new partner Berni Schulz, but finished last in the final of the K2-1000, then representing West Germany. Domestically he claimed national K1 titles over 500 metres in 1963-64 and 1966-68, and over 1,000 metres in 1964 and 1966. In 1966, and from 1970-72 he also won West German national titles in the kayak relay. In 1967 Zander earned his last international medal with a bronze in the relay.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||Nationality||As|
|1964 Summer Olympics||Canoe Sprint (Canoeing)||GER||FRG||Holger Zander|
|Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||Heinz Büker||3||Bronze|
|Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||Unified Team of Germany||2||Silver|
|1968 Summer Olympics||Canoe Sprint (Canoeing)||FRG||Holger Zander|
|Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||Berni Schulze||9|