Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Tokyo 2020
Para sport: Para cycling
Gender: Female
Date of Birth12 October 1992
CoachDamian Wiseman
ResidesOtorohanga
ClassificationC5
OccupationAthlete
Impairment (Disability)Limb Deficiency (left wrist amputee)

Waikato based Para cyclist Nicole Murray has been in the Paralympics New Zealand Para Cycling Programme since 2015, competing at a variety of national and international competitions. She made her international debut in Rio de Janeiro at the 2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships. Nicole exceeded all expectations including her own, winning a silver medal and smashing many personal best times.

Nicole sees no shortage of activity even outside of her sport and enjoys caving and surfing in her spare time. The skills she developed through previously working as a cave guide have also added to her value within the team.

Riding with a C5 classification, her left hand amputated below the wrist, she rides with some modifications and adaptations on her bikes. Having medaled in her first international event and having continued international success since then, she has left no doubt about her abilities on the world stage.

Nicole was selected to the New Zealand Paralympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. She competed in track and road race events, including only narrowly missing a bronze medal in the Women’s C5 3000m Individual Pursuit. She also set a Personal Best time of 37.657 in the Women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial. On the road, Nicole placed 6th in both the Women’s C5 Time Trial and Women’s C4-5 Road Race.

Paralympic Results

2020Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games4th – Women's C5 3000m Individual Pursuit
6th – Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial
6th – Women's C5 Time Trial
6th – Women's C4-5 Road Race