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Marianne Buggenhagen

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Husband Jorg Buggenhagen
Residence
Berlín, ESA
Occupation
Physiotherapist
Languages
German
Higher education
Nursing

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1977 with BSG Medizin Berlin-Buch in Germany.
Why this sport?
Taking up sport was part of her rehabilitation programme.
Club / Team
PSC Berlin: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Otto [club], GER, from 2013; Willi Gernemann [national], GER
Training Regime
She trains two to three hours a day, six days a week.

International debut

Year
1977
Competing for
East Germany

General interest

Nicknames
Grande Dame (sport1.de, 25 Oct 2015)
Hobbies
Fishing. (morgenpost.de, 02 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, her husband, and her friends. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010; beijing2008.cn, 09 Sep 2008)
Injuries
Prior to 2010 she took a break from sport for one year after heart surgery. She also spent one year recovering from a shoulder operation. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010; 02 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Even the stones in one's path can be made into something beautiful." (idm-leichtathletik.de, 21 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
She has been presented with numerous awards during her career, including the Fleurdrop Emotion Award in 2008, the Silberne Lorbeerblatt [Silver Bay Leaf] Award in 1992, 2001 and 2005, the Dr Hans-Heinrich Sievert Award in 2001 and Golden Ribbon of Sports Journalists Award in 1991. (marianne-buggenhagen.de, 2014)

She was named Berlin's Athlete of the Year in 1996, the 1993 Woman of the Year by the Association of German Citizens and in 1999 she became an honorary citizen of the city of Ueckermuende, Germany. (marianne-buggenhagen.de, 2014)

She was named the 1994 Sportswoman of the Year in Germany. (naumburger-tageblatt.de, 01 Jun 2016)
Other sports
She represented East Germany in volleyball, and has also competed in wheelchair basketball. (dw.de, 22 Oct 2012; Athlete, 09 Feb 2011)
Ambitions
To win her 10th Paralympic gold medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (morgenpost.de, 02 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She became ill in 1976 and has used a wheelchair since then. (marianne-buggenhagen.de, 2014)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She plans to retire from competitive para-athletics after she has participated at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (t-online.de, 28 Oct 2015)

RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She has been involved in the Paralympic movement since 1977, and retired from competition after the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Following her retirement she opened a school for over 2000 children with impairments called the Marianne Buggenhagen Schule. She returned to training ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (dbs-npc.de, 07 Sep 2012; marianne-buggenhagen.de, 11 Mar 2011; beijing2008.cn, 09 Sep 2008)

AUTHOR
She has written four books including one on the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, as well as an autobiography released in 2010. (marianne-buggenhagen.de, 2014; beijing2008.cn, 09 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put THW5 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw THW5 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin THW5 Final Round 1
Women's Pentathlon PW3-4 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 3
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final Round 2
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54/55 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F54/55 Final Round 2
Women's Javelin F54/55 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55/56/57 Final Round 2
Women's Discus Throw F54/55/56 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F54/55/56 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 3
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F58 Final Round 4
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53-54 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F53-54 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F53-54 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F55 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 2011-01-25 1
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final 2011-01-27 7
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-29 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2015-10-28 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 2016-09-17 2