Sam Murray

Sam Murray

Rower - Para-Rowing Squad
Club: Molesey BC
Hometown: Guildford

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Intro

Sam began rowing at school after being inspired by tales of his Great Grandfather’s endeavours as a Thames lighterman, guiding merchant boats up and down the Thames in his rowing boat

He joined the squad at Caversham in the build up to the 2016 Rio Games, narrowly missing out on selection for the PR3 mixed coxed four. Thinking his time with rowing was over, he left the team in 2017 to complete a Masters in Psychology and pursue a career as a Business Performance Coach and Consultant.

The introduction of a new PR3 boat for the Paris cycle created a new opportunity for Sam and he made a comeback to the squad at the end of 2022, inspired by the chance to compete in the inaugural event of the PR3 mixed double sculls. Sam, along with his double partner Annie Caddick won Bronze at the European Championships and placed 4th at the 2023 World Rowing Championships; gaining a qualification slot for the Paris 2024 Paralympics.

Sam loves being a part of the GB Rowing Team, the world’s most successful paralympic programme, and sees it as a unique opportunity to explore what you’re capable of as an athlete and visually impaired competitor. He’s most excited for his friends and family to experience Paris 2024 and wants to inspire his nieces Maiya and Cleo who will be travelling from the USA to support the team.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Cup III
Poznan, POL
Silver PR3 Mix2x
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Gold PR3 Mix2x
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
4th PR3 Mix2x
2023 World Cup II
Varese, ITA
4th PR3 Mix2x
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Bronze PR3 Mix2x
Year:
2024
Event:
World Cup III
Poznan, POL
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix2x
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix2x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
4th
Boat:
PR3 Mix2x
Year:
2023
Event:
World Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
4th
Boat:
PR3 Mix2x
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix2x