Douglas Walker (athlete)

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Douglas Walker (born 28 July 1973 in Inverness), also known as Doug or Dougie Walker, is a former Scottish sprinter. He represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998. He was a relay medallist at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics and at the 1998 European Athletics Championships he claimed a 200 metres/relay gold medal double.

Educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, in 1998 he became European champion in both 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay. With 31.56 seconds he is the European record holder in 300 metres, although this distance is rarely run.

He failed a drugs test in 1998 but was acquitted in 1999 by UK Athletics. IAAF did however overturn that decision and he received a two-year doping ban in 2000.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  Scotland
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 4 × 100 m relay
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 200 metres
1st 4 × 100 m relay


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