Dyan Buis

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Dyan Buis
Personal information
Born (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 26)
Riversdale, Western Cape
Sport
Country  South Africa
Sport sprint runner and long jumper
Disability class T38
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 49.46

Dyan Buis (born 30 November 1990 in Riversdale, Western Cape) is a South African Paralympic sprint runner and long jumper. He has mild cerebral palsy and competes in the T38 class.[1]

In 2012 Buis was a student at Global University in Cape Town, RSA, in Religious and Theological Studies, and trained at Maties Helderberg Disabled Sports Club in Stellenbosch. He competed at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where he won a Bronze Medal in the men's long jump with a world record time for his class of 6.48 metres. He also won a Silver Medal in the Men's 100m for his class.

In 2016 at the 2016 Paralympics, Buis ran a 54.66 in the second heat to qualify third for the finals behind Dixon de Jesus Hooker Velasquez and Weiner Javier Diaz Mosquera both from Colombia. In the Finals, Buis exploded out of the blocks and ran his Personal Best 49.46 seconds to claim Gold. The second place went to China's Jianwen Hu and Third to Colombia's Weiner Javier Diaz Mosquera[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyan Buis, IPC, retrieved 6 September 2012 
  2. ^ Bernstein, Jenny, PARA-SA-LD-WRAP, retrieved 7 September 2012