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Monique Murphy


MONIQUE MURPHY

Paralympic Swimmer

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Monique Murphy


MONIQUE MURPHY

Paralympic Swimmer

'Mermaid' Monique Murphy is a Paralympic swimmer and silver medallist. She lost her right leg below the knee in 2014 and through hydrotherapy found her way back to competitive swimming. Just one year after her accident Monique was selected on the Australian Dolphins Swim Team for the 2015 IPC World Championships. From there Monique represented Australia at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 to claim silver in the S10 400m Freestyle. She uses a custom made prosthetic fin called her 'mermaid fin' as a training aid to help develop her power and balance in the water. She is completing a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University while training with the ambition of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

In April of 2019 Monique was selected for her 5th consecutive national team and is currently training for the World Para Swimming Championships to be held in London 9th-15th September.

Monique after claiming the Australian Multi Class 400m title April 2019 and qualifying for the upcoming World Championships.

Monique after claiming the Australian Multi Class 400m title April 2019 and qualifying for the upcoming World Championships.