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Heugene Murray

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Family
Three daughters
Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Business Owner, Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2008.
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira, RSA

General interest

Hobbies
Bodybuilding. (looklocal.co.za, 27 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen. (Athlete, 22 Jan 2011)
Injuries
In December 2011 he was hampered by a sciatic nerve condition, which resulted in him being unable to compete the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (noexcuses.co.za, 25 Jul 2014; looklocal.co.za, 27 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only you can make a difference in your life, no matter what the circumstances or challenges you may face." (Athlete, 22 Jan 2011)
Other sports
Before his leg was amputated he was a professional bodybuilder. (icexpress.co.za, 01 Nov 2010)
Famous relatives
His grandmother Diane van Niekerk was a competitive 100m sprinter, and uncle John Murray was a competitive hurdler. (Athlete, 22 Jan 2011)
Impairment
In 2008 a calf augmentation designed to enhance the lower part of his leg went wrong, and his left leg had to be amputated above the knee because of tendon lacerations. (noexcuses.co.za, 25 Jul 2014; africa.widmi.com, 13 Apr 2014)
Other information
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS OWNER
He started Heugene Real Estates in Brakpan, South Africa in 2003. (heugenerealestate.co.za, 27 Sep 2012; Linkedin profile, 21 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final 2011-01-23 5
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 2011-01-25 8