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Volker Winkler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVolker•Winkler
Used nameVolker•Winkler
Born20 July 1957 in Merseburg, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSC Cottbus, Cottbus (GER)
NOC East Germany


Track cyclist Volker Winkler was a member of the East German pursuit team at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, winning a silver medal. Winkler was also on World Championship teams from 1977-79 and in 1981, earning gold medals. In 1982, he added a World bronze medal.

In 1979 and 1980 Winkler won the East German nationals in the individual pursuit and the Madison, respectively. After retiring in 1985 he worked as a cycling coach, first at SC Cottbus, the club he had competed for, then at RSC Cottbus, and later at Berlin Cycling Union.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GDR Volker Winkler
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver