Bo’ness, West Lothian
Date of Birth
Hazel Elliot / Tim Hazell
Murray has been shooting for over 20 years and trains with the Balbardie Archers. He joined the GB Archery team in 2007 and represented Great Britain in high profile major events including the European and World Championships in 2009 and 2010. His first international selection was at Stoke Mandeville in 2007. Murray’s influences in sport have been Scotland’s great Paralympians Jim Buchanan and Sandy Gregory plus Tanni Grey-Thompson from the sport of athletics.
Murray says he loves the buzz and excitement of competing and he describes selection to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as the pinnacle of his sporting career.
Murray has been a member of the British Paralympic Team since 2007 and has represented Great Britain in high profile major events all over the world in his short international career to date. These have included the European and World Championships in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he has won individual and team gold medals at the Stoke Mandeville International Invitation event and individual silver and team gold in the Czech Republic World Ranking event. Apart from being totally committed to archery Murray is interested in art, music and IT. Scotland has a history of producing international archers and Murray is one of the most recent in a long line of great sporting ambassadors.
One of Murray’s career highlights is his victory in the men’s Individual Recurve (Standing) at the 2011 Stoke Mandeville International Invitational when he beat the reigning World Champion to win gold.