Xaver Kraus

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameXaver•Kraus
Used nameXaver•Kraus
Born10 December 1934 in Reit im Winkl, Bayern (GER)
Measurements185 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsWSV Reit im Winkl, Reit im Winkl (GER)
NOC West Germany


Xaver Kraus participated as a biathlete at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics. He finished 39th in the individual 20 km event and ninth with the West German team. As a cross-country skier he won the Bavarian titles over 15 km in 1964, and over 30 km in 1965. In 1966 and 1967 Kraus participated in the Biathlon Worlds. He later owned a guesthouse in his hometown Reit im Winkl together with his wife.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Biathlon FRG Xaver Kraus
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 39
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 9