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Dyan Buis

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Family
Wife Erna, daughter Jinne
Residence
Stellenbosch, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Education - Stellenbosch University: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2010 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"I always had a passion for sport since a young age."

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T38 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife and his daughter. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Jesse Owens. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 Western Cape Sports Awards in South Africa. (info.gov.za, 24 Apr 2013)
Famous relatives
His sister Chandre has competed in athletics and netball at provincial level in South Africa. (roadtorio.co.za, 02 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects his left side. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2017; roadtorio.co.za, 02 Sep 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He studied theology at the Global School of Theology Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also studied for a master's in education policy studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. (Facebook profile, 31 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Men's 200 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 3
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
Men's 200 m T38 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 2
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
Men's 400 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-26 2
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-22 2
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 2 2015-10-22 1
Men's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2015-10-30 4
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-31 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Men's 100 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Men's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
Men's 400 m T38 Heat 2 2016-09-16 2
Men's 400 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-17 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2017-07-17 1
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-18 1
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2017-07-21 3
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-21 4
Men's 400 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 1