"Martin Buss" redirects here
Born in West Berlin, Buß took up the sport at the age of 17 and competed in his first World Championships in 1997, finishing ninth. Among the field which Martin beat was the legendary Javier Sotomayor. lieutenant marked a fine comeback after he suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon the year before.
He later missed both the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics through injury, and retired in late 2006 because of the persistent injury problems.