Cornel Nicolae Crăciun

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCornel Nicolae•Crăciun
Used nameCornel Nicolae•Crăciun
Born29 July 1925 in Crucea de Sus (ROU)
AffiliationsSteaua București, București (ROU)
NOC Romania


Cornel Crăciun was a pioneer of Romanian cross-country skiing and ski jumping, winning 24 national championship titles in both disciplines during his career. He was named to two Olympic teams, first in Sankt Moritz 1948 where he competed in the demonstration miltary ski patrol event, and four years later in Oslo where he competed in the 18 kilometres and nordic combined events. Crăciun was a member of clubs in Predeal, București, and Brașov during his career in the 1950s and 1940s. He later was awarded the title master of sports and became a ski jumping coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) ROU Cornel Nicolae Crăciun
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Romania 7
1952 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) ROU Cornel Nicolae Crăciun
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 68
Nordic Combined (Skiing) ROU Cornel Nicolae Crăciun
Individual, Men (Olympic) 19

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