Monique Murphy has not let major adversity in her life get in the way of her swimming aspirations.
A talented able-bodied swimmer, Monique suffered horrific injuries when, in March 2014, she fell 20 metres from a balcony. Just 19 years of age at the time, she broke her jaw in two places, her collarbone, three ribs and her tibial plateau as well as tearing her triceps tendon and cutting her neck dangerously close to the artery and windpipe. As a result of her injuries, her right leg was amputated below the knee.
Swimming quickly became a vital part of her rehabilitation and within five months she was training with Melbourne Vicentre club, and by eight months had qualified for the Australian National Championships. Eleven months on and she was swimming times that put her in the top 10 world rankings for the S10 classification.
Before long she made her first …Read More