Full name: Dieter Wolfgang Büttner
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: February 24, 1949 in Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: West Germany
In the semifinals of the 1972 Olympics 400 metre hurdles, Dieter Büttner tumbled over the East German Christian Rudolph. A protest by the team management, however, was rejected because he was lying in fifth place and had no chance to reach the final. Büttner was German Champion in this event in 1971 and 1972. He later became a teacher for sports, geography and evangelic religion.
Personal Best: 400H – 49.21 (1972).
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||AC h2 r2/3|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||AC||DNF||2|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||1||49.78|