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Erhard Mayke

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErhard•Mayke
Used nameErhard•Mayke
Born6 January 1896 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
AffiliationsBerliner EV 1886, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


Speed skater Erhard Mayke was 24th over 500 m at the 1928 St. Moritz Winter Olympics, and withdrew over 5000 m. At the German Championships, he won the title in the all-round with a clean sweep in all four races in 1927 and in 1928 he was second . Mayke set three German national records, one in the 1000 m and two in the all-round. In the 1928 World Championships, he finished 19th.

Mayke had another appearance at the 1936 Olympic Winter Games, when he was a timekeeper in speed skating. In World War I, he served in the Prussian cavalry. In 1916, he was wounded almost losing his left arm. After the war he worked in a coffee roasting shop.

Personal Bests: 500 – 48.4 (1928); 1500 – 2:37.6 (1928), 5000 – 9:20.0 (1928); 10000 – 19:01.6 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Erhard Mayke
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =24
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC