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Harry Nolte

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarry•Nolte
Used nameHarry•Nolte
Born11 June 1961 in Zwickau, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements194 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German flatwater canoeist Harry Nolte finished fifth in the K2-1,000 metres with Peter Hempel at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. In the K1-1,000 he earned a bronze medal at the 1986 Montréal Flatwater Canoe Worlds. Domestically, he won 14 medals in all events.

Nolte became a graduate engineer at the film school at Babelsberg and was specialized in computer-aided video production. He then became a scientific employee at the Regional Olympic Center at Potsdam. His wife Elke Preuss and his son Falko were also nationally successful canoeists.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GDR Harry Nolte
Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Peter Hempel 5

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