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Hans Breidbach-Bernau

Full name: Hans Gustav Alfred Breidbach-Bernau
Gender: Male
Born: March 16, 1921 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: May 15, 2014 in Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Art Competitions


Hans Breidbach-Bernau was a photo journalist and camera assistant in World War II, then a freelance writer (poetry, short stories, novels) as well as a competitor, coach, sports instructor, initiator and publicist in various sporting fields. He received Honorable Mention for his work “Sensenschmied” (Sythe Smith) at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

He was also one of the pioneers of ski touring in Austria. In the winter seasons

1965-1968 he created in Seefeld along with spa director Walter Frenes

the conditions to get cross-country skiing more popular. Not at least, his ideas led to the founding of the competition "Around the Wolfgangsee".


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Epic Works Austria AUT HM

Mixed Literature, Epic Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 27 London Art Competitions Austria Final Standings HM Sensenschmied
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