Nigel Murray today (Friday) ended a Paralympic career that brought him four medals, watched by London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, on the final day of Boccia action at the ExCeL.

Murray, the top seed in individual BC2 tournament, suffered an upset quarter-final defeat on Thursday but won a play-off against Sohn Jeong-Min of Korea 7-2 to take 7th place overall.

“I didn’t actually see him [Lord Coe] but someone mentioned that he’d come in, so I thought I better put on a bit of show for him, rather than go out with a bit of a whimper,” said Murray.

The 48-year-old from Leamington Spa was competing in his fourth Games. He won individual gold in Sydney, individual silver and team gold in Beijing, plus a further team bronze earlier this week.

Asked what he had done with his medal he said: “It’s actually tucked in my pants drawer in my room. Well, let’s hope it’s still there anyway.”

This morning, Murray lost 11-0 to Hong Kong’s Yeung Hiu Lam in the 5-8 semifinal play-off but refused to blame a minor hand injury, when he cut himself on his wheelchair, for that defeat.

“I got a win to finish on a positive rather than just being a negative,” he said.

“I knew I could play better and there were more people in this afternoon so I wanted to give a better performance for myself than I did this morning.”

Murray said he would stay at the ExCeL to support his team-mates David Smith and Stephen McGuire, who both compete in semi-finals later.

Stephen’s brother Peter McGuire rounded off his Games with a another narrow defeat, on a tiebreak against Lau Wai Yan of Hong Kong.

He had already lost on a tiebreak in the Thursday’s individual BC4 quarterfinals and by a point in the mixed pairs BC4 semi-finals earlier this week.

“It was the final ball again. Those are the small margins that change winners to losers,” said the Scotsman. “It was a fantastic tournament. I played very consistently and the crowd really picked us up.”