Quick facts

Birthdate

November 2, 1983

Birthplace

Toronto

Residence

Toronto

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

2.0

Experience

Lima 2019

London 2012

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Travis Murao has been a mainstay on the national wheelchair rugby team for many years, first making his Paralympic debut in 2008.

He was introduced to wheelchair rugby by Duncan Campbell, one of the inventors of the sport. He started playing while still in G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Hospital and quickly became hooked on the intellectual side of the sport.

Murao is known for his sense of humour and his love of reading. In the past, he’s blogged about wheelchair rugby and starred in the humorous web series “Wheelchair Rugby Talk with Trev n’ Trav” with his teammate Trevor Hirschfield.

Murao’s passion for both English Literature and wheelchair rugby took him to Tucson where he studied English at the University of Arizona and won a US Quad Rugby Association national championship title with the Tucson Pterodactyls.

He resides in Toronto dedicating his time to training and improving his game.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 Paralympic Games (silver in 2012 and bronze in 2008)… 2015, 2019, 2023 Parapan American Games.

PERSONAL

Murao loves to read and cook… Injured in a snowboard accident at age 17… Attended University of British Columbia to pursue an undergraduate degree in English literature before transferring to the University of Arizona and played in the U.S. Quad Rugby Association.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games 2nd

2022 World Championships 5th

2021 Paralympic Games 5th

2019 Parapan American Games 2nd

2018 World Championships 6th

2016 Paralympic Games 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2010 World Championships 5th

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd  

Paralympic Medals

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