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Biography

ROY Diane

Nationality Canada Flag CAN Canada
Birth Date 09/01/1971
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.60/5'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 50/110
Events Inscribed   Athletics Women's 800m EAD T54
Medals Won BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Women's 800m EAD T54

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
21 Mar
10:58
MCG Women's 800m EAD T54
1st Round- Heat 2
Canada Flag CAN  - ROY Diane (1) 1:57.72 Completed
24 Mar
18:35
MCG Women's 800m EAD T54
Final- Final
Canada Flag CAN  - ROY Diane (3) 1:53.76 Completed

Place Of Birth Notre-Dame du Lac, Quebec, Canada
Residence Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, Canada
Marital Status Single
Occupation Executive Assistant
International Debut 1994
Coach Jean Laroche
Club Optimum
Recent Results 1st in the EAD 5,000m - 12:00.11 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)
2nd in the EAD 10km - 25:00.01 (Rolling Rampage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2005)
1st in the EAD 800m - 1:51.44 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)
2nd in the EAD 400m - 55.03 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
5th in the EAD 800m
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the EAD 800m (1:54.20)
Athens 2004 Paralympics
Bronze in the 1500m (3:28.62)
4th in the 400m (54.80)
5th in the 800m (1:52.14)
4th in the 5000m (12:00.07)
6th in the Marathon (2:02:42)

Sydney 2000 Paralympics

Atlanta 1996 Paralympics
Other Personal Best:
EAD 400m - 54.80 (Athens, Greece, 2004)
EAD 800m - 1:51.43 (I'Bach, Switzerland, 2004)
EAD 1500m - 3:28.62 (Athens, Greece, 2004)
EAD 5000m - 11:57.73 (I'Bach, Switzerland, 2004)
EAD Marathon - 1:36:39 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2003)

Season's Best:
1st in the EAD 5,000m - 12:00.11 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)
2nd in the EAD 10km - 25:00.01 (Rolling Rampage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2005)
1st in the EAD 800m - 1:51.44 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)
2nd in the EAD 400m - 55.03 (Swiss Championships, Arbon, Switzerland, 2005)

Diane lost the use of both legs after a car accident ath the age of 17. She has been a member of Quebec Wheelchair Athletics since 1993 and made the Canadian national team in 1994.

In February 2000 Diane set a new Canadian record for the wheelchair marathon event in a time of 1:44:4. In 2001 she set a new Canadian record time over 5,000m at 12:19.06

She won gold in the 200m and silver in the 800m at her first major competition - the 1993 Canada Games.

Diane is the seventh in a family of eight children and is said to have a reckless sense of adventure.

Diane's goal for Melbourne 2006 is to achieve a podium finish. After Melbourne, she aims to become world champion.

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