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Heinz Büker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHeinz•Büker
Used nameHeinz•Büker
Born6 July 1941 in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements179 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsAKC Oberhausen, Oberhausen (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Sprint canoeist Heinz Büker partnered with Holger Zander at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the K2-1000s, with the pair winning a bronze medal, for which they were both awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. They also won another bronze at the 1963 Worlds in the K2-500, adding a silver in 1966.

Büker started his international career in 1961 winning the European Championships in the kayak relay. In 1967 he claimed his last international medal with a bronze, again in the relay. In 1962 and 1965 he was West German K1 champion in the 500 metre event. After his active career Büker became a coach in the North Rhine Westphalian Canoe Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Heinz Büker
Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Holger Zander 3 Bronze

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