Fraser Walker

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Fraser Walker
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Born 1973 (age 43–44)

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]

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  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. ^ "World University Games; Bitter U.S. Swimmer Lashes Out at His Own Team". New York Times. 16 July 1993. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games Medallists – Swimming and Diving (Men)". GBRAthletics.com. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Stars of Warrender" (PDF). Scottish Swimming. 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Burnside, Elspeth (7 March 1994). "Winning ways of Warrender duo". The Herald. Scotland. Retrieved 28 February 2013.