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. 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|
- "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."