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Peter Angerer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePeter•Angerer
Used namePeter•Angerer
Born14 July 1959 in Hammer, Siegsdorf, Bayern (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSC Hammer, Hammer, Siegsdorf (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

Noted for popularizing biathlon in West Germany, Peter Angerer won Olympic medals at three consecutive Games. His major titles include the Olympic gold in the 20 km event at the 1984 Games, and the 1983 overall World Cup, while he was runner-up in 1984 and 1986. Beside this he won the Olympic silver medal in the 10 km sprint in 1984 and two relay bronze medals in 1980 and 1984. In 1988, he added another silver medal with the relay and carried the German flag at the Opening Ceremony. He also won five World Championship medals, two silver medals in 1981 and 1983, and three bronze medals in 1983, 1985 and 1987.

At the 1986 World Championships, Angerer was disqualified for having taken anabolic steroids. He only received a six-month suspension as the drug was contained in an anti-flu medication provided by his doctor. In 1984 he won the media prize BAMBI. He later owned a cross-country skiing school at Ruhpolding. He was also active in sports marketing, mainly in snowboarding with the International Skiing Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Biathlon FRG Peter Angerer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 8
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 27
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 3 Bronze
1984 Winter Olympics Biathlon FRG Peter Angerer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 3 Bronze
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon FRG Peter Angerer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 10
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 10
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony FRG Peter Angerer
1988 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRG Peter Angerer

Special Notes