Franz Bernreiter

Franz Bernreiter (born 13 February 1954) is a German former biathlete.

Franz Bernreiter
Personal information
Full nameFranz Bernreiter
Born (1954-02-13) 13 February 1954 (age 66)
Bärnzell-Zwiesel, West Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
ClubWSV Rabenstein
Olympic Games
Teams1 (1980)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 (1981, 1982, 1983)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons5 (1979/80–1983/84)
Individual victories0
Individual podiums1

His best individual finish in the Biathlon World Cup was his only podium finish, a third place in the 1980–81 20 km individual in Hedenäset. In the same season, he also finished second as a part of the West German relay team at the World Championships in Lahti. He won bronze in the 1980 Winter Olympics once again as a bart of the West German relay team.[1]

Bernreiter retired as an athlete after the 1983–84 season and the German Championships that year. After his retirement, he worked as a coach first in the West German team and later in the unified German team. He resigned from his coaching position after the 2009–10 season.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Franz Bernreiter". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ Ohlson, Tanja (3 May 2010). "Franz Bernreiter Retires After 40 Years in Biathlon". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.