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Paralympics Day 5 Preview: Nigel Murray

Murray captained the BC1/BC2 Team who won gold in 2008 Photo: PA

Date of birth:

22 May 1964

Event:

Boccia Mixed Team

Hometown:

Leamington Spa

Paralympics history:

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Individual BC2: silver

BC1/BC2 Team: gold

2000 Sydney Paralympic Games

Individual BC2: gold

With two golds and a silver, Murray is Britain's most successful Boccia player and the fifth most successful of all time. He has dominated the British scene winning the British Championships seven times as well as being a 12-time National Champion. Murray enters his fourth Games in excellent form, ranking 1st in the world. Murray was captain of the team who won gold in Beijing and he calls it his proudest moment to date.

London will be my fourth and final Paralympic Games as an athlete, so this will be a special Games. I am sure competing in front of a home crowd will be an amazing feeling.

– Nigel Murray

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