Full name: Joachim "Jochen" Büchner
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)
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|