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Paul Murray

World Cup Team

Date of Birth:  May 8th, 1977
Nickname:  Muzza
Ski Club:  Birkebeiner / Falun-Borlange
Coach:  Finn Marsland
Years started skiing: 1987
Home Town:Mt Beauty / Borlange, Sweden
Home Resort: Falls Creek / Borlange, Sweden
Favourite Resort:  Falls Creek
Height:  191cm
Weight:  82kg
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher


Ultimate Training Session:  Any training session with my friends, as long as we're laughing.

Loves:  Living in Mt Beauty, traveling he world as a skier with my mates.

Hates:  Skiing in the rain and brussel sprouts

Other Interests:  Telemarking, surfing and flyfishing with my Dad and playing the guitar

Favourite Meal: Anything I don't have to cook. Or if I'm cooking, lasagna.

Favourite Movie:  Napoleon Dynamite, The Endless Summer

Favourite TV show:  Thank god you are here

Favourite CD: Anything Foo Fighters, or Audio slave

Last Book Read:  Number 1 Ladies detective agency

Who would you most like to go skiing with?   My mates, but in perfect spring snow on Mt Bogong.

What is your ultimate dream in XC-Skiing?   Winter Olypics medal


Competitive history: 

Year

Competition

Distance/Style

Place

2006

Winter Olympics Games, Torino, Italy

Sprint Freestyle

51st

2006

World Cup, Davos, Switzerland

Sprint Freestyle

58th

2005

World Cup, Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

Sprint Freestyle

62nd

2005

World Cup, Silverstar, Canada

Sprint Freestyle

48th

2005

World Cup, Dusseldorf, Germany

Sprint Freestyle

53rd

2005

Australian Sprint Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2005

Swedish Championships

Sprint Classic

8th

2005

World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany

Sprint Classic

31st

2005

World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany

Team Sprint

18th

2005

World Cup, Reit im Winkl,, Germany

Sprint Classic

29th

2004

Australian Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2004

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

4th

2004

Landvetter Swedish Cup

Sprint Freestyle

7th

2004

Swedish Championships

Sprint Freestyle

16th

2004

World Cup, Stockholm, Sweden

Classic Sprint

38th

2003

Australian Championships

Sprint Freestyle

4th

2003

Australian Championships

10km Classic

3rd

2003

Australian Championships

15km Classic

3rd

2003

Kangaroo Hoppet

21km Freestyle

6th

2003

World Championships, Val di Fiemme

Sprint Freestyle

58th

2003

World Championships, Val di Fiemme

15km Classic

69th

2003

World Cup, Borlange

Sprint Freestyle

66th

2002

World Cup, Linz

Sprint Freestyle

50th

2002

World Cup, Cogne

Sprint Classic

67th

2002

Australian Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2002

Victorian Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2002

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

4th

2002

World Cup, Val di Fiemme

Sprint Freestyle

56th

2002

World Cup, Salzburg

Sprint Freestyle

46th

2002

World Cup, Garmisch

Sprint Freestyle

47th

2002

World Cup, Cogne

Sprint Freestyle

80th

2001

Australian Sprint Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2001

Australian Championships

15km Classic

2nd

2001

Australian Championships

30km Classic

3rd

2001

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

3rd

2001

NSW Sprint Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2001

World Championships

15km Classic

66th

2001

World Championships

10km Classic (1st leg of Pursuit)

83rd

2001

World Championships Sprint

Sprint Freestyle

55th

2000

Australian Sprint Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

2000

Australian Championships

10km Classic

2nd

1999

Australian Sprint Relay Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

1999

Australian Championships

10km Classic

2nd

1998

Australian Sprint Relay Championships

Sprint Freestyle

1st

1998

Australian Championships

15km Classic

2nd

1997

Australian Junior Champion

 

 

1996

Australian Junior Champion

 

 

1995

Australian Junior Champion

 

 


Awards:

Australian XC Skier of The Year 2005
Australian XC Skier of The Year 2004
Australian XC Skier of The Year 2003
Australian XC Skier of The Year 2002
Victorian Asthma Junior Athlete of The Year 1996

Equipment:

Skis - Fischer
Poles - Swix
Boots - Salomon
Bindings - Salomon

Personal Sponsors:  Oakley, Fischer Skis, Mountain Design

 

Updated October 2006


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