Rudi Fink

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRudi•Fink
Used nameRudi•Fink
Born6 July 1958 in Cottbus, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements168 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Frankfurt, Frankfurt an der Oder (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German featherweight boxer Rudi Fink became Olympic Champion at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. In the semi-finals he beat Russian Viktor Rybakov by a 4-1 decision, which was the same result as the final against Adolfo Horta from Cuba. Fink won national titles in 1977 and 1979-80 as a featherweight.

In 1993, Fink started a coaching career, but between 1994 and 2003 he had worked as an educator at Cottbus, after having been jobless for a time, although he had studied automobile repair and sports. In 2003 he joined the boxing camp of former world-class boxer and his coach at the 1980 Olympics Manfred Wolke, although Wolke released him in 2008.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Boxing GDR Rudi Fink
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold