Murray targeting a golden send-off

Boccia star Nigel Murray is convinced home support can lift him to a golden swansong at the Paralympic Games.

The 48-year-old plans to bow out of the sport after London following a glittering career which has seen him win two Paralympic golds, one silver and a host of World and European medals.

With Murray ranked first in the BC2 category for the individual competition and Britain seeded third for the team event, hopes are high of a double medal-winning haul.

However, Murray says nothing can be taken for granted, especially with Beijing team silver medallists Portugal in Great Britain’s opening group.

“There’s been really good interest in tickets for the boccia and I know a number of the days are already sold out,” said Murray, who in addition to friends and family will be cheered on by a number of fellow Brakes supporters at the ExCeL Arena.

“Hopefully the support can get behind us and give us that extra edge because there is nothing between the teams.

“Realistically, any one of the top eight can win a medal.”

via Murray targeting a golden send-off – Other Sport – Leamington Courier.

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