30 Mar 2013

Murphy takes out IPC World Cup

2:09 pm on 30 March 2013

Wanaka snowboarder Carl Murphy has won the men's snowboard cross at the Para-Snowboard World Cup in Canada.

The below-the-knee amputee has enjoyed a series of podium finishes during the 2012-2013 northern hemisphere season but Friday's victory at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee event at Big White Ski Resort was his first at World Cup level.

Murphy claimed the bronze medal earlier this month at a World Cup event in Sochi, Russia which doubled as a test event for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

Para-snowboarding has been added to the Winter Paralympic roster for the first time in 2014 and Murphy has his sights set on a medal.