Josef "Sepp" / "Bubi" Bradl (8 January 1918 – 3 March 1982) was an Austrian ski jumper who competed during the 1930s and 1950s.[1] He was born in Wasserburg am Inn, Bavaria. He won the ski jumping gold medal at the 1939 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane while competing under Nazi Germany in the wake of Austria being annexed in late 1938. He was the first man to perform a "flight" of more than 100 meters, on 15 March 1936 in Planica, Slovenia.

Josef Bradl
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Medal record
Men's ski jumping
Representing  Austria
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1939 Zakopane Individual large hill

Following World War II, Bradl wasn't allowed to compete in 1948 Olympics because he was a Sturmbannführer in the paramilitary Nazi organization Sturmabteilung. He returned to competition in the early 1950s and was the first winner of the Four Hills Tournament in 1952/53, this time representing his home country of Austria. He would earn one of his post-war victories at the Olympia hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany in 1953 as part of the Four Hills tournament, then earn his final career victory the following year in Bischofshofen, Austria. He lived in Mühlbach am Hochkönig in the province (state) Salzburg where he died in March 1982.

After retiring, he became a ski jumping coach, coaching the national teams of Germany and Austria.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Josef Bradl Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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