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Jasmine Murrell

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F12, T12

Further personal information

Family
Partner Ive Orcel
Residence
Elizabeth, NJ, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Kean University: Union, NJ, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
She got involved in goalball through the Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey [NJABA], which led to her taking up running. "The NJABA opened my eyes to a new world of possibilities and I welcomed the opportunity to explore my athletic side."
Club / Team
Pinnacle Athletic Development: United States

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, singing, spending time with friends and family, fishing, hiking. (teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can." (challengedathletes.org, 16 Apr 2018)
Famous relatives
Her partner Ive Orcel has represented the United States of America in Para athletics. (Kevin Orcel Instagram profile, 06 Jul 2019; Facebook page, 24 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 12 Jun 2018)
Impairment
She was born with glaucoma, a condition that damages the eye's optic nerve. As a child she had 200/800 vision in her right eye and only light perception in her left eye. She had one of her eyes removed in 2017 due to pain and blurred vision. (teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2019)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has also studied for a master's degree in rehabilitation counselling at Rutgers University in New Jersey, United States of America. (Facebook page, 24 Oct 2018; teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2019)

MODEL
She was named Miss Amity at the 2013 Miss New Jersey USA beauty pageant. "Although I didn't win the pageant, I showed up and represented for all females with visual impairments. My interests quickly changed though when I learned about an adaptive sport for the blind, goalball." (Facebook page, 12 Jun 2018; teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2019)

GOALBALL WORLD RECORD
In 2018 she helped set a Guinness World Record by taking part in a marathon game of goalball with the Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore, MD, United States of America. The game lasted 25 hours and 30 seconds. (teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2019)