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Manfred Beer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameManfred•Beer
Used nameManfred•Beer
Born2 December 1953 in Altenburg, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements175 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsSportclub Dynamo Altenberg
NOC East Germany


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 (after her marriage also father-in-law of her husband Jan Wüstenfeld) and Romy Beer. The family ran a biathlon camp at Zinnwald and a small pub called “Beerenbude” after German reunification.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Biathlon GDR Manfred Beer
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 27
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze

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