Oliver-Sven Buder

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Oliver-Sven Buder
Personal information
Born (1966-06-23) June 23, 1966 (age 51)
Steinheidel-Erlabrunn, East Germany
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt
TV Wattenscheid
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.42 m (1998)

Oliver-Sven Buder (born 23 June 1966 in Steinheidel-Erlabrunn, Saxony) is a German track and field athlete, who in the 1990s belonged to the best shot-putters in the world. The high point of his career came at the World Championships in 1997 and 1999 where he won the silver medal. Until 1990 he represented East Germany.

Buder grew up in Niederlungwitz in Saxony. He began as a child in track and field and as his talent emerged he was sent to the children and youth sport school in Karl-Marx-Stadt (later Chemnitz).[1]

He represented the Karl-Marx-Stadt sport club (later Chemnitz sport club). After the reunification of Germany he switched to TV Wattenscheid (trainer: Guenter Stolz, Miroslav Jasinski), in 2001 he went to the MTV Ingolstadt (trainer: Joachim Lipske). While he was active he was 2.00 meters tall and weighed 125 kg.[2]

In 1986 he began studying engineering, but after the fall of East Germany he stopped. Later he began schooling to work in a bank but then changed to industrial buyer. He is married. In 2003 he ended his career after having taken a long break due to injury.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  East Germany
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 1st Shot put 19.34 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd Shot put 21.01 m
Representing  Germany
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th Shot put 20.10 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th Shot put 19.74 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) Shot put 18.41 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th Shot put 20.11 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th Shot put 20.51 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd Shot put 21.24 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Shot put 20.98 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd Shot put 21.42 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 8th Shot put 20.18 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 21st (q) Shot put 18.89 m


  1. ^ a b Klaus Amrhein: Biographisches Handbuch zur Geschichte der Deutschen Leichtathletik 1898–2005. 2 Bände. Darmstadt 2005 (publiziert über die Deutsche Leichtathletik Promotion- und Projektgesellschaft)
  2. ^ Sports Reference

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