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MURBY Ness
Sport Para athletics
NPC Canada   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthMelbourne, AUS
Height1.79 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Eva Fejes
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Eve Fejes
Other names
Vanessa Murby
Residence
Canada
Occupation
Consultant
Languages
English, Japanese, Portuguese
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shot put in 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. She began practising javelin and discus in 2014 in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Training Regime
She trains 30 hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
IBSA World Championships
Location
Seoul, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports, learning languages, travelling, cooking, listening to music, reading, art and design, DIY. (Facebook page, 14 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Victory requires payment in advance." (Facebook page, 14 May 2017)
Other sports
She represented Australia internationally in goalball from 2005 to 2007. Between 2008 and 2011 she represented Japan in Para athletics and powerlifting. She has also represented Canada in powerlifting. (LinkedIn profile, 2015; Facebook page, 23 Sep 2015)
Famous relatives
Her wife Eve Fejes has served as her sports assistant at competitions. (Facebook profile, 03 May 2017; reportonrio.com, 07 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 14 May 2017)
Impairment
Her visual impairment is the result of a rare genetic condition. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
From 2003 to 2006 she studied industrial design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. In 2013 she achieved a qualification in specialist sports nutrition from the International Sports Science Association [ISSA], and completed a TESOL [teaching English as a second language] course at the Victoria International Academy in British Columbia, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Discus Throw F11 28.02
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Javelin Throw F11 22.74
6 2015 Discus Throw F11 25.52
6 2017 Discus Throw F11 26.99
3 2017 Javelin Throw F11 23.69