|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||15 May 1955 in Eilenburg, Sachsen (GER)|
|Measurements||178 cm / 78 kg|
|Affiliations||SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)|
East German judoka Harald Heinke won a bronze medal at the 1980 Moskva Olympic Games in the half-middleweight class. At the European Championships, Heinke won gold medals in 1978 and 1979 and silver medals in 1977 and 1980. Also in 1979, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships and won his only East German national title.
Heinke became a graduated sports teacher and defected to West Germany just one year before re-unification in 1989. He worked as a judo coach with MTV Ingolstadt from 1992-98, and then returned to Schwerin where he worked as an insurance agent.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1980 Summer Olympics||Judo||GDR||Harald Heinke|
|Half-Middleweight, Men (Olympic)||=3||Bronze|