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Jochen Büchner

Full name: Joachim "Jochen" Büchner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: April 8, 1905 in Altenburg, Thüringen, Germany
Died: February 22, 1978 in Leverkusen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Viktoria Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER) / VfB Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jochen Büchner was a graphic designer and advertising consultant, whose daughter Christa (né 1931) was also a track & field athlete in the pentathlon. After World War II he settled in Leverkusen. Between 1947 and 1950 he coached at his home club ASV Köln, then became treasurer (1962-69) and eventually president (1969-77). He also was a member of the Association of Former Track and Field Athletes of West Germany up to 1978.

In 1928 he won the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the Amsterdam Olympic Games, and in 1927-29 was also German Champion in this event, placing second in 1925, 1931 and 1932. In 1928 he became the first German to run under 48 seconds for 400 metres (in Berlin). In 1932 he placed fourth with the 4x400 metres relay and was eliminated in the semifinals over 400 metres at the Los Angeles Olympics.

Personal Best\: 400 – 47.8 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 6 h1 r3/4
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 4

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L T(H)
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final 3 48.2 3
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 48.6
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Six 1 QU 48.6
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 50.2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 49.2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 48.9
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 49.3

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Germany GER Final 4 3:14.4 48,0
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:25.4
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