Fraser Walker

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Fraser Walker
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Born 1973

Fraser Walker (born 1973) was a Scottish swimmer specialising in the individual medley events.[1] He is best known for winning the silver medal in the men's 200 m individual medley at the inaugural 1993 FINA Short Course World Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain,[2] behind Germany's Christian Keller. He won a gold medal at the 1993 World Student Games in Buffalo, New York, USA[3] and represented Scotland at the 1994 Commonwealth Games where he won the Bronze medal in the 200 Metres Individual Medley.[4][5]

He was also the first ever British swimmer to break the two minute barrier for the 200 m individual medley with a time of 1 minute 58.35 which was set in 1993 also at the World Championships in Palma De Mallorca.[2] This stood as the British record for four and a half years and the Scottish record for 14 years.[2] He swam for Warrender Baths Club in Edinburgh.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burnside, Elspeth (1 July 1993) Walker takes clubmate's title The Herald, Scotland, Retrieved 23 April 2013
  2. ^ a b c Coates, Jonathan (13 january 2008) Record beaten at long last. Tollcross Swimming: Tait and Dale both smash Fraser Walker's standard The Sunday Herald, Retrieved 28 February 2013
  3. ^ (16 July 1993) World University Games; Bitter U.S. Swimmer Lashes Out at His Own Team New York Times, Retrieved 23 April 2013
  4. ^ Commonwealth Games Medallists - Swimming and Diving (Men) GBRAthletics web page, retrieved 21 March 2013
  5. ^ (2013) The Stars of Warrender Scottish Swimming, Retrieved 28 February 2013
  6. ^ Burnside, Elspeth (7 March 1994) Winning ways of Warrender duo The Herald, Scotland, Retrieved 28 February 2013