Buschbaum in 2010
|Birth name||Yvonne Buschbaum|
|Born||14 July 1980|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||4.70 m|
|Updated on 13 December 2014.|
Life and career
Buschbaum competed in women's pole vaulting before his transition, winning the title of German Youth Champion multiple times. In 1999 Buschbaum became the German pole vault champion, later that year setting the German record for pole vault with a height of 4.42 m, beating his previous junior world record of 4.37 m. His personal best is 4.70 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Ulm. On 21 November 2007 Buschbaum announced his retirement from the sport due to a persistent injury and the desire to begin gender reassignment. In January 2008, Buschbaum announced that his new first name was "Balian", after the blacksmith in the movie Kingdom of Heaven, and that he would undergo gender affirming surgery later that year.
All placements are for women's events and prior to his gender transition.
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||4th||4.10 m|
|European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||3rd||4.31 m|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||14th||4.15 m|
|European Junior Championships||Riga, Latvia||1st||4.25 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||6th||4.40 m|
|2001||World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||6th||4.25 m|
|World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||7th||4.45 m|
|2002||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||2nd||4.65 m|
|European Championships||Munich, Germany||3rd||4.50 m|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||6th||4.50 m|
- Blaue Augen bleiben blau. Mein Leben. (Blue Eyes Stay Blue. My Life) Krüger, Frankfurt 2010, ISBN 978-3-8105-2619-9.
- Frauen wollen reden, Männer Sex: wie verschieden sind wir wirklich, Herr Buschbaum? (Women Want to Talk, Men Want Sex: How Different are we Really, Mr. Buschbaum?) Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt 2013, ISBN 978-3-596-19337-0.
- "German pole-vaulter Yvonne Buschbaum retires, plans hormone treatment", International Herald Tribune, The Associated Press, 21 November 2007, retrieved 22 November 2007
- Yvonne wird Balian - Buschbaum nimmt Abschied His previous given name was "Yvonne."
- WELT (7 March 2013). "Transsexualität : Der Mann, der erkannte, was Frauen wirklich wollen". Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Balian Buschbaum: Ein Leben im falschen Körper - Stern TV | STERN.DE". web.archive.org. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2019.