National team

Our Team

Back

Ness Murby

Birthdate : 4 October 1985

Birthplace : Australia

Hometown : Salt Spring Island

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : BC Athletics

Club : Unattached British Columbia

Coach : Sheldan Gmitroski

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 ThrowOutdoor23.29mParapan AmToronto2015-08-14
Shot PutOutdoor8.64mCanadian Track & Field ChampionshipsMoncton2014-06-27

Last Tweet

@AthleticsCanada
More Tweets

AC on Instagram

  • Be sure to tune into @cbcolympics and watch Day 1 of #iaafworldrelays tonight.
  • What are you looking forward to most at the IAAF 🌎 Relays?
  • #Repost @timmaythrows
・・・
#tbt to last year at Kansas.  If you guys want to watch this awesome event then follow @rcrouser cause he will be streaming it live tomorrow. 530 eastern time but might change due to weather.  Def check it out !
#shotput #kansas #lawrence #nike #athleticscanada
  • 🇨🇦♥️Marathon
  • Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans that made 2016 a very special year. Full list of award winners at athletics.ca
  • Congratulations to Andre @De6rasse, he is Athletics Canada’s Jack W. Davis Award winner / Overall Athlete of the Year. Andre became the first 🇨🇦 track & field athlete since Phil Edwards in 1932 to win 3 medals at a single Olympic Games. 100m 🥉, 200m 🥈, 4x100m Relay 🥉
  • Team 🇨🇦 putting in work to get ready for the @iaaf_athletics World Relays. @buckkyjr-->@boladicus
  • The winner of the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy/Athletics Canada Outstanding Performance of the Year is Derek Drouin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Drouin won Olympic 🥇 in commanding fashion with first attempt clearances up to the winning height of 2.38 metres.
  • Now until April 20, take 25% off all #TeamCanada rain gear, running jackets and pants: shop.athletics.ca
Discount code: GetAfterIt 
Profitez de 25 % d’escompte sur tous les imperméables, vestes & pantalons de #TeamCanada: shop.athletics.ca
Code d’escompte : GetAfterIt
  • Congrats to Rachel Hannah on being the top 🇨🇦 finisher in 23rd in a time of 2:41:22 at the 2017 @bostonmarathon. (📸: @canadianrunning)
  • #Repost @tafphoto
・・・
Andre De Grasse @de6rasse runs a leg of the 4x200m at the Mt. SAC Relays.
  • The winner of the Chantal Petitclerc Award / 2016 @AthleticsCanada Wheelchair Athlete of the Year is Michelle Stilwell. Michelle won🥇in both the T52 100-metres & 400-metres at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
  • #Repost @urimiscott
・・・
@ndsifuentes wins the #BAA Mile!
  • Congratulations to Derek Drouin, he is AC’s F.N.A. Rowell Trophy / Field Athlete of the Year. Derek won the 🥇 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
  • #Repost @olympics
・・・
The first ever Olympic Games Closing Ceremony was held 121 years ago today. #Athens1896
More moments

Visit our E-store

Follow us!