Erhard Mayke

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Erhard Mayke Speed ​​skating
Olympic Games 1928 5000 m: Carlsen (black shirt) and Mayke (white shirt)
nation German EmpireGerman Empire German Empire
birthday January 6, 1896
place of birth ChojniceGerman EmpireGerman EmpireThe German Imperium 
date of death 1962
Place of death BerlinFR GermanyGermany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany 
discipline 500 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, 10,000 m
society Berlin ice skating club
Pers. Best times 48.4 (500 m) 1928
2: 37.6 (1500 m) 1928
9: 20.0 (5000 m) 1928
19: 01.6 (10,000 m) 1928

Erhard Mayke (born January 6, 1896 in Chojnice , † 1962 in Berlin ) was a German speed skater .


In 1928 Mayke ran his personal bests over all distances. In the same year he also took part in the World Championships in Davos and the Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz , where he finished 24th over 500 m. Mayke also competed over 5000 m in St. Moritz, but did not finish his race.

He was also active at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen , but this time as a timekeeper in the speed skating competitions.


Mayke came to Berlin with his family from the West Prussian town of Konitz in 1900 , where they lived for a long time in the Schöneberg district . His father was a landscape gardener. Mayke was married twice, his long-time wife Luise Placke came from Osnabrück .

During the First World War he was a soldier in the cavalry of the Prussian army. During the war in 1916, at the age of 20, he was wounded in the shoulder and had a hole in his left shoulder as a result. After the war he worked in a coffee roastery.

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