Ulrich Papke (born 4 May 1962) is an East German-German sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. He won two medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with a gold in the C-2 1000 m event and a silver in the C-2 500 m event.

Ulrich Papke
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Nottingham C-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1990 Poznań C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1991 Paris C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1983 Tampere C-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1990 Poznań C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1991 Paris C-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Mechelen C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Montreal C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Duisburg C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Copenhagen C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Duisburg C-4 1000 m

Papke had better success at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships where he won eleven medals. This included three golds (C-1 1000 m: 1981, C-2 1000: 1990, 1991), three silvers (C-1 500 m: 1983, C-2 500 m: 1990, C-4 1000 m: 1991), and five bronzes (C-2 500 m: 1985, 1986; C-2 1000 m: 1987, 1993; C-4 1000 m: 1995).

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