Ness Murby

Ness Murby


With over a decade dedicated to sports, many years in the education sector and in design, Ness Murby can easily be described as versatile. Born in Melbourne (Australia), she has spent the majority of her life living abroad and travelling widely within Asia, Europe and North America.

It is Murby’s drive, and welcome acceptance of a challenge, that has made her a world class athlete in four events (discus, javelin, shotput and powerlifting). She also represented Australia in goalball between 2005 and 2007, powerlifting and athletics.

She is the IBSA women’s powerlifting world champion and has broken world records at the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Championships and Games.  Murby’s 2014 athletics season saw her break the Canadian F11 javelin record at the 2014 Nationals after having only started competing in the event in March (4 months earlier).

In 2015, she collected silver in the javelin and bronze in the discus at the Parapan American Games in Toronto. A few weeks later at the IPC World Championships she notched another silver in javelin.


2015 Parapan American Games… Powerlifting World Record Holder And Defending World Champion Equipped (2009-2012)…World Record Holder Unequipped (2015)


Graduated as an Industrial Designer, Massage Practioner, Master Sports Trainer, and TESL educator.  Worked with companies that include Cystic Fibrosis (Melbourne), Dentsu (Tokyo), V.I.C (Vancouver), E.W. Systems (Spain) and Okpanda (New York)… Resides on Salt Spring Island with her wife, guide dog (Lexington) and retired seeing eye dog (Verdi).


2015 IPC World Championships javelin 2nd
2015 IPC World Championships discus 6th
2015 Parapan American Games javelin 2nd
2015 Parapan American Games discus 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games shotput 8th
2015 IBSA World Games discus 4th
2015 IBSA World Games shotput 5th



2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsJavelin Throw - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsDiscus Throw - Womenbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 6
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Shot Put - Women 8
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Discus Throw - Women 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Javelin Throw - Women 2