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Burkhard Leuschke

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBurkhard•Leuschke
Used nameBurkhard•Leuschke
Born27 April 1940 in Bad Schandau, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany
Nationality East Germany


Race walker Burkhard Leuschke finished an unfortunate fourth in the 50 km at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games and retired during the race four years later in Mexico City. Leuschke was East German Champion in the 35 km in 1963. He later took part in several ultra-race walking events, and also competed in half marathons and marathons.

Personal Best: 50kmW – 4-05:25 (1969).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER GDR Burkhard Leuschke
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 4
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Burkhard Leuschke
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC