Jochen Büchner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoachim "Jochen"•Büchner
Used nameJochen•Büchner
Born8 April 1905 in Altenburg, Thüringen (GER)
Died22 February 1978 in Leverkusen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsViktoria Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER) / VfB Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


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).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Jochen Büchner
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany DNS
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Jochen Büchner
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h1 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 4