Nigel Walker

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For the former professional footballer, see Nigel Walker (footballer).
Nigel Walker
Full name Nigel Walker
Date of birth (1963-06-15) 15 June 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992-1998 Cardiff 121 (392)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1993-1998 Wales 17 (60)

Nigel Walker (born 15 June 1963) is a former Welsh athlete and Wales international rugby union player. He is currently National Director at the English Institute of Sport (EIS). He was born in Cardiff.

Walker represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1984 Summer Olympics in the 110m high hurdles. In 1992 however, he failed to make the squad for the 1992 Summer Olympics and turned to rugby union, where he played on the wing for Cardiff RFC. Walker made his Wales debut on 6 March 1993 in the five nations match against Ireland. He went on to win 17 caps for Wales, scoring 12 tries and making his final appearance 21 February 1998 against England. He also participated in and won the British version of Gladiators.

Nigel was a participant in Catchphrase, a Welsh learning programme broadcast on Radio Wales in 2000 & now available for Welsh Learners on the BBCs 'Learn Welsh' pages.

Nigel holds the fastest non-winning time for the 200 metre hurdles. At Cardiff in 1991, he ran 22.77 seconds into a 0.3 m/s headwind.

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