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Dieter Büttner

Full name: Dieter Wolfgang Büttner
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: February 24, 1949 in Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


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).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles West Germany FRG AC h2 r2/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank L T(A)
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
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