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Ness Murby

Birthdate : 4 October 1985

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Salt Spring Island

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : BC Athletics

Club : Unattached British Columbia

Coach : Ingrid Ruys

Event specialization : Throws


Ness Murby is a new and competitive addition to the Canadian Para-Athletics Team. Where most athletes excel in one event, since starting the sport in 2014, Ness rose to the top in three events, but now focuses on two (discus and javelin) with the intention of dominating the international stage.
 
Born with low vision, Murby has an understanding of the visual world, however, as a teenager went completely blind and thus competes in the F11 class.
 
Additionally, from a cricket injury in 2003 that severed a major nerve, Murby has no left leg sensation from the knee down and a lack of muscular control. This makes movement patterns more complicated and sometimes impossible. 
 
Born in Melbourne Australia, Murby has dual citizenship (Canadian and Australian), has made Salt Spring Island home, and is proudly competing for Canada at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, 
 
It is Murby’s drive, and welcome acceptance of a challenge, that has lead to them being a world class athlete, multi-medalist and record holder. Murby lives by two mottos “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you” and “victory requires payment in advance”.
 

In 2015, with guide Eva Fejes, Murby collected silver in the javelin and bronze in the discus at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. A few weeks later at the IPC World Championships they notched another silver medal in javelin.

 
Career highlights
 
2015 IPC World Championships... 2015 Parapan American Games... IBSA world games and championships...  
 
Murby currently holds the Para-Pan American and Canadian F11 Javelin records. 
 
** Previously Murby competed in goalball (2005-2007) and powerlifting (2009-2012, and 2015). Murby still holds the World Record in equipped benchpress and both equipped and unequipped deadlift. 
 
Personal
 
Murby’s passions reach beyond sport; with four qualifications (industrial design, massage, master training, and TESL/TESOL educating), 6 years in design, and 7 years in the education sector, Murby can definitely be described as versatile. 
 
Married since 2012... Believes in espresso... Described as having a cheesy sense of humour... Favourite PJ pants are Batman print... Music matters. 
Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
Discus ThrowOutdoor30.79mBC Athletics Championships JamboreeNanaimo2016-07-17
Javelin ThrowOutdoor26.24mCanadian Track and Field ChampionshipsOttawa2017-07-05
Shot PutOutdoor8.64mCanadian Track & Field ChampionshipsMoncton2014-06-27

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