Murphy trained in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Italy before heading off to London to reach her dream.
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But Murphy was struck by a drunk driver at the age of 18 and has been hampered by a reoccurring shoulder injury.
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Her shoulder issue arose in London and swimming became a struggle, she told the NSAC swimmers.
was a great experience. I really can believe I an Olympian now, she said.
2 is my lane the diving board, she said. remember holding on to the diving board and doing chin ups because my arms were so strong. told the group that Day has always made a huge difference in her life and the two spoke almost daily via Internet while she was in London.
was very strong in the water and had really good skills, Day said on the pool deck Saturday. she was a great swimmer. Murphy laughs that off and banters back really had no hope for me, she jokes.later when she learned, after checking the Internet, that she had made the team.
On Aug. 31 she was to swim the 100 metre backstroke but was forced to watch from the sidelines because of her shoulder.
But she reached her goals with a lot of trials and tribulations.
She did not reach the finals in either event but the experience is one she cherish forever.
Murphy left Sault Ste. Marie at the age of 12 and moved her training to British Columbia. She currently lives in Victoria and was a participant in the London Paralympics.
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But her 200 metre freestyle was set for Sept. 4 a special day for Murphy because it was her parents anniversary.
Jana Murphy returned this weekend.
Rehab on her shoulder is part of her life but her goal is to swim for another four years and participate in the next Olympic Games.
And that the message she wants to leave with Day current swimmers, giving back something she received so many years ago.
She followed that two days later, placing sixth in her heat in the 100 breaststroke killer for me in a time of 1:30.89 seconds.
On a more serious note, Murphy calls her first coach an inspiration and motivator, always pushing her to do more.
She did just that and was only two seconds off her best time, finishing fifth in her heat in a time of two minutes, 26.44 seconds.
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The 20 year old still calls the John Rhodes pool her even though the Canadian Paralympian hasn trained in Sault Ste. Marie since she was 12 years old.
I listened to my coaches and kept going, she said.
wanted to give them a Puma Mercedes Shoes Price present and the freestyle is always my best event, she said.
And Murphy knows she has more work to do.
Murphy was an able bodied swimmer for 12 years but was diagnosed with a disability more than a year ago before heading to Montreal, Que., for Olympic tryouts.
it never came, she said.
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