Full name: Manfred Beer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: December 2, 1953 in Altenburg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: Sportclub Dynamo Altenberg
Country: East Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Manfred Beer became World Champion in the relay in 1978 and 1979, also winning a bronze medal at the 1977 World Championships. Domestically he won relay titles in 1977-78 and 1980, and was runner-up 1975. Beer won a bronze medal at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games in the relay together with Frank Ullrich, Karl-Heinz Menz and Manfred Geyer, finishing behind the Soviet Union and Finland, and also finished 27th in the 20 km.
He later married former sport acrobat Heidi and they became parents of biathletes Katja and Romy Beer. The family ran a biathlon camp at Zinnwald and a small pub called “Beerenbude” after German reunification.
|1976 Winter||22||Innsbruck||Biathlon||Men's 20 kilometres||East Germany||GDR||27|
|1976 Winter||22||Innsbruck||Biathlon||Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1976 Winter||22||Innsbruck||Biathlon||East Germany||Final Standings||27||1-23:42.50||5||1-18:42.50||39||1||17:03.26||22||2||37:22.30||28||0||55:37.45||19||2||1-17:07.60||26|