Danial Murphy

Danial Murphy

 

Danial Murphy continued his record-breaking pace qualifying for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto Parapan Am Games.  At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto, Murphy reached the podium five times, including gold in the S5 50-metre backstroke. He also lowered his Canadian records in the 50-m butterfly, 200-m freestyle and 100-m freestyle.

Murphy was firing on all cylinders in 2014. At the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif., he earned bronze medals in the 200-m freestyle and 50-m backstroke. He broke the Canadian record in his category in the 200-m free as well as the 100-m backstroke and helped Canada to a national mark in the 4x50-m medley relay.

At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, the freestyle specialist competed in four events. He reached two finals, placing seventh in the 100-m freestyle and eighth in the 200-m freestyle. He also set a personal best in the 200-m individual medley.

As a child. Murphy spent a lot of time in hospital and doctors were unsure whether he would walk. His favourite activity, besides swimming, is walking. He maintains a healthy lifestyle and he is grateful to the doctors, coaches and his family who encouraged him to play sports with other able-bodied children.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Backstroke - Men 6
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixed 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Freestyle - Men 4