Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics

Hometown

Vancouver, BC

Classification

Ness Murby is a Canadian Paralympian who competes in Para athletics. During their sports career they have competed in three sports (Para athletics, powerlifting, and goalball) and represented three different countries (Australia, Japan, and Canada). Murby is a dual national, Australian (by birth, born in Melbourne) and Canadian (since 2014), and competed internationally in goalball from 2005 to 2007, powerlifting from 2009 to 2012 and 2015, and Para athletics since 2015.

Murby began their Para athletics journey in 2010 in Tokyo with a single shot put and grassy alley for practice. After immigrating to British Columbia, they continued training in shot put but in 2014 they were serendipitously introduced to javelin and discus at a club session in Victoria. That same year they broke the Canadian record in F11 javelin at the Canadian Track & Field nationals and qualified for the national team in both F11 discus and F11 javelin. 

At the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, Murby collected silver in the F11 javelin and bronze in the F11 discus – this was their Canadian national team debut and after these Games Murby retired from shot put to focus on javelin and discus. That same year, at the 2015 World Para Athletics Championships in Doha, they notched another silver medal for Canada in F11 javelin. Murby’s first ever Paralympic Games was the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where they competed in F11 discus and came sixth. Returning to the podium in 2017 at the World Para Athletics Championships, Murby claimed bronze in F11 javelin.

Competing in the F11/T11 classification as a visually impaired athlete, Murby competes and trains with the aid of a sports assistant/guide. Eva Fejes has worked with Murby in sports since 2010.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
In 2017, tied for No. 1 in IPC World Rankings in F11 javelin … In 2016, made Paralympic Games debut … Set a Parapan Am F11 javelin record at the 2015 Parapan American Games … Powerlifting multi world record holder and world champion in both equipped (2009-2012) and unequipped (2015).

PERSONAL
Murby works as a mental health practitioner, co-founded TOUGHERthan.com, and is a keen advocate for inclusion, education, and change. Their further education includes Modern Applied Psychology, Certificate in Business, bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, TESOL diploma, Master Trainer, Massage Therapy.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2019 IPC World Championships discus 6th
2017 IPC World Championships javelin 3rd
2017 IPC World Championships discus 6th
2016 Paralympic Games discus 6th
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 shot put 8th
2015 IBSA World Games discus 4th
2015 IBSA World Games shot put 5th

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals