Willi Schreyer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilhelm Paul Moritz "Willi"•Schreyer
Used nameWilli•Schreyer
Born9 September 1914 in Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
Died2 May 2002 in Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
AffiliationsUnion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
NOC Austria


Willi Schreyer, who had twin brothers and a sister, finished his education as a merchant in his hometown Salzburg before spending a couple of years in Germany, where he worked for Siemens AG in München. He also competed successfully in gymnastics in Germany. After World War II and being held as a British prisoner-of-war in Niedersachsen, he returned to Salzburg in 1946.

He became Austrian national champion in parallel bars (1947), horse vault (1948 shared with Karl Bohusch), and All-Around (15 events, 1949), before retiring from active competition in the early 1950s. Afterwards he started his own business with a clothing store. In 1955 Schreyer married his wife Inge, who established rhythmic gymnastics at Union Salzburg, and worked as a coach for that club into the 1990s. Together they ran the family business and spend much of their leisure time with hiking and skiing.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) AUT Willi Schreyer
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 61
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Austria 9
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =38
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 87
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 74
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 41
Rings, Men (Olympic) =83
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =48