Oliver-Sven Buder

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOliver-Sven•Buder
Used nameOliver-Sven•Buder
Born23 June 1966 in Steinheidel-Erlabrunn, Breitenbrunn, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements200 cm / 130 kg
AffiliationsTV Wattenscheid, Wattenscheid, Bochum (GER)
NOC Germany


Oliver-Sven Buder was a German shot putter who represented East Germany until 1990, and reunified Germany from then on. He finished fifth at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and eighth four years later at Sydney. In 1997 and 1999 he won two silver medals at the World Championships. He also collected two silvers at the 1990 and 1998 Europeans. In 1998, Buder also won the European Indoor title, and added two more bronzes in 1990 and 1996.

Domestically, Buder won the reunified German national titles 1991 and then nine years in succession 1993-2001. He also won the indoor title between 1991-2000. He was the 14th German sailor on the 27-man America’s Cup regatta crew of “Germany I” in 2007, which was skippered by the Danish helmsman, and gold medal winner from the 1992 and 2000 Olympics, Jesper Bank.

Personal Best: SP – 21.47i (1998).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Oliver-Sven Buder
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 5
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Oliver-Sven Buder
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 8

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