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|2001 Edmonton||High jump|
|1999 Seville||High jump|
Martin Buß (born 7 April 1976) is a German high jumper who won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is a five-time national champion for Germany in the men's high jump event.
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. At the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain he won a surprising bronze medal behind Vyacheslav Voronin and Mark Boswell. His jump of 2.32 metres was 5 cm behind the winner.
However, Buß came back two years later and won the gold medal at Edmonton with a jump of 2.36 m, beating Yaroslav Rybakov and old rival Voronin. Among the field which Martin beat was the legendary Javier Sotomayor. It marked a fine comeback after he suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon the year before.
|1995||European Junior Championships||Nyíregyháza, Hungary||2nd||2.19 m|
|1997||European U23 Championships||Turku, Finland||2nd||2.24 m|
|World Championships||Athens, Greece||9th||2.29 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||4th||2.32 m|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||4th||2.30 m|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||3rd||2.32 m|
|2000||European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||2nd||2.34 m|
|2001||World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||6th||2.25 m|
|World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||1st||2.36 m|
|2002||European Championships||Munich, Germany||7th||2.25 m|
- Martin Buß profile at IAAF
- Butcher, Michael (1 November 2006). "2001 World champion Buss, retires". IAAF. Retrieved 2006-11-03.
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