Athlete Profiles

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Monique Murphy



9/04/94 Wellington New Zealand


Sunshine Coast, QLD







Harley Connolly

Favourite Swimming Memory

Silver medal in Rio - 400m free

Favourite Quote

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great".

Role Model

Petria, Amie Purdy (Para snowboarder)

3 Words That Best Describe You

chatterbox, caring, bubbly

Something Interesting About Yourself

Used to study furniture design

Career Highlights

Won silver in the 100m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio
Qualifying for the 2015 IPC World Championship team just over a year after losing her leg in an accident 
Gaining Selection onto the 2016 Paralympic Team for Rio 

Australian Representative Honours and Results 

Paralympic Games
Rio, Brazil 2016 - Silver 100m Freestyle
World Championships
Glasgow, Scotland 2015 – 6th 500m S10 Freestyle, 7th 100m S10 Butterfly
Mexico City, Mexico 2017

Para Pan Pacific Championships 
Cairns, Australia 2018 


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27 October, 2018