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Burry Stander

Full name: Burry Willie Stander
Nickname(s): The Dart
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 16, 1987 in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: January 3, 2013 in Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Affiliations: GT Bicycles
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Burry Stander had a short, meteoric cycling career, mostly prominent for his work in mountain biking. He competed at the World Mountain Bike Championships in 2003-04 as a junior and, in 2006, placed 10th at the Commonwealth Games in cross-country. In 2008 he was third at the South African road championships for neo-pros, and was 15th that year at the Olympics in mountain biking. He again competed at the 2012 Olympics and was eighth at the 2012 Worlds in mountain bike cross-country. Sadly, his life and career ended only five months later, when he was hit by a car while training near Shelly Beach in his native South Africa.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country South Africa RSA 15
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country South Africa RSA 5

Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling South Africa Final Standings 15 2-01:58 at 5:59
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling South Africa Final Standings 5 1-29:37 0:55 19 13:17 11 25:43 4 38:19 4 51:15 5 1-03:57 4 1-17:00 4
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