Rio 2016 Paralympic discus thrower Ness Murby and his sports assistant Eva pose with the Canadian flag. Ness talks about the processes he goes through as a visually impaired athlete on this episode of Keep the Flame Alive.

Episode 171: Paralympian Ness Murby on Competing with a Visual Impairment

Release Date: January 14, 2021

This week visually impaired Paralympian Ness Murby is back to talk about how visual impairments work in his para athletics event, the discus. Ness told about the classification process, the importance of having a sports assistant, and who was more popular at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, him or his service dog Lexington.

Ness and his assistant (and wife) Eva have qualified for Tokyo via the World Champs, but they have to get through team selection and hopefully automatic selection at the Canadian nationals this summer. Follow their journey at and on Twitter and Insta.

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Throughout 2021 we’re revisiting great stories from Atlanta 1996! For our Atlanta 1996 moment this week, we talked about the amazing story of Indian tennis player Leander Paes. When you’re done listening to our show, go listen to The Tennis Podcast’s revisit of Atlanta 1996 and their interview with him and other medalists.

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