Nigel Murray

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Nigel Murray
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Boccia
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Individual BC2
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team BC1-2
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Individual BC2
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team BC1-2
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Portugal Individual BC2
Gold medal – first place 2002 Portugal Team BC1-2
Silver medal – second place 2010 Portugal Individual BC2
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Brazil Individual BC2

Nigel Patrick Murray MBE (born 22 May 1964)[1] is a British Paralympic athlete. He is twelve time English National Champion and seven time British Champion and multiple Paralympic medal winner in the sport of boccia.

Murray was born in Leamington Spa. He won gold in the BC2 class during the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. Although he only reached the quarter finals in Athens four years later he followed this up with a silver medal in the same event, and a gold medal in the team event, during the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China.[2]

Since Beijing Murray has continued to win medals with a bronze in the European championship individual event in 2009 and a silver at the World championship a year later. He was part of the team that took gold at the 2009 Euros. He then took part in the 2012 Paralympics, winning Bronze in the Team BC1–2 event.

Murray was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to boccia.[3][4]

The current world number 16, Murray lives in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and is a keen fan of Leamington F.C.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete profile: Nigel Murray". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Paralympics - GB's roll of honour". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 25. 
  4. ^ [1] Cabinet Office
  5. ^ "Nigels profile at GB Boccia". GB Boccia. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-07-09.