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Manfred Beer

Full name: Manfred Beer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: December 2, 1953 in Altenburg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: Sportclub Dynamo Altenberg
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Father of Katja Beer; Father-in-law of Jan Wüstenfeld.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
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

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 31:30.01 1 0 1 1-35:19.47 7
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