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Murray City honors Paralympic Medalist Ali Ibanez

Oct 04, 2021 02:55PM ● By Shaun Delliskave

By Shaun Delliskave | [email protected]

Bronze medalist of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic women’s wheelchair basketball team, Ali Ibanez, returned to her hometown Murray, which threw a party in her honor. Ibanez opted for a more casual event with a celebration in Murray Park.

On Sept. 24, the city council presented Ibanez with a plaque, and Mayor Blair Camp awarded her a medal from the city. Her alma mater Cottonwood High School also honored her at an assembly.

“It’s incredible to think of the support here where I grew up, and I am incredibly humbled,” Ibanez said.

Ibanez heads back to school at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, but plans to go for the gold at the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Paralympics.

Read Murray Journal’s full interview with her in the August online edition at: