Sarah Murphy was born in Canada, but her mother is from New Zealand. In her youth, Murphy lived for several years in Nelson and since then has two citizenships. She decided to launch internationally for New Zealand, and would like to take the first biathlete their country at the Olympic Winter Games.
Murphy began in 2001 with the biathlon. It starts for the Rocky Mountain Racers and is coached by John Jaques. In January 2005, she first went with the Canadian Championships at the start, where she was fourth at first. After good finishes at unterklassigen race she improved a year later to second place at the national championship. In 2007 she took part in New Zealand for the Junior World Championships in Martell, where she was even sixth in the sprint good Twelfth and with the relay. It also triumphed in that year at the Canadian Winter Games. In the Canadian Cross Country Championships, she won the title in 2008 in Whistler over 10 km skating style. In the same year she went in biathlon first again in lower racing classes such as Slovenia Cup at the start, before she was nominated at the beginning of the 2008/09 season for the first time for the Biathlon World Cup. Here she became the hitherto best result a 45th place finish at the Oberhof sprint in 2010. At the Biathlon World Championships 2009 in Pyeongchang she came twice and was used both in single as well as in the sprint hundredth. Sarah Murphy participated in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Her best result was the 82nd place in the individual and in the sprint. At the Canadian Championships in 2010 Murphy won the singles title.
Biathlon World Cup rankings
The table shows all placements (depending on the year, including hosting the Olympic Games and World Championships ).