Andrew Murphy

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Andrew Ray-Jamie Murphy (born 18 December 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria) is Australia's best Triple Jumper, works at Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill, NSW, Australia, best known for his bronze medal at the 2001 World Indoor Championships, where he achieved an Oceanian indoor record of 17.20 metres. When he was younger, Andrew loved his sports. His personal best is 17.32 metres, achieved at the 1999 World Championships in Seville. This ranks him second among Australian triple jumpers, only behind Ken Lorraway. [1]

His coach was Keith Connor. He is married to Elizabeth Lindwall (Murphy) and they have five children - Connor, Finn, Indiana, Takoda and Siena.

He currently works at Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill as the Director of Track and Field where he has achieved many athletes winning national medals, including his oldest son, Connor.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Australia
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 10th 15.24 m (wind: +0.3 m/s)
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 6th 16.57 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 10th 15.83 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 34th (q) 16.00 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 16.96 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 17.32 m = PB
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th 16.80 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 17.20 m (=AR)
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 7th 16.37 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th (q) 16.84m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 16.70 m

MIC of Track and Field at Trinity Grammar School

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