Gustl Berauer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGustav "Gustl"•Berauer
Used nameGustl•Berauer
Born5 November 1912 in Pec pod Sněžkou, Královéhradecký kraj (CZE)
Died18 May 1986 in Schliersee, Bayern (GER)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czechia


Gustl Berauer was a Czechoslovak skier of German ancestry. Berauer competed in cross-country skiing and the Nordic combined at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympics for Czechoslovakia. Berauer finished in 21st place in the 18 kilometres, and in fifth place in 4 × 10 kilometres relay. In the Nordic combined he finished in 14th.

Berauer represented Germany at the 1939 World Nordic Ski Championships, where he won the gold medal in the Nordic combined. Two years later Berauer defended his title before the event was cancelled by the FIS. In World War II Berauer was a sergeant in the Gebirgsjäger (mountain infantry), where he suffered an injury while serving on the Eastern Front.

After the war was over Berauer opened a sports store in Schliersee, Bavaria in 1951. From 1963 to 1975 Berauer was the chairman of the FIS Nordic Combined Committee. Berauer also served as the vice-president of the German Ski Association from 1962 to 1970, and he was a member of the Executive Committee of the German Sports Association for five years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1936 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Gustl Berauer
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 21
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 5
Nordic Combined (Skiing) TCH CZE Gustl Berauer
Individual, Men (Olympic) 14

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