Nigel Walker

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Nigel Walker
Birth name Nigel Walker
Date of birth (1963-06-15) 15 June 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992-1998 Cardiff 121 (392)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-1998 Wales 17 (60)

Nigel Walker (born 15 June 1963) is a former Welsh track and field athlete and Wales international rugby union player. He is currently National Director at the English Institute of Sport (EIS).[1] He was born in Cardiff.

Walker represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1984 Summer Olympics in the 110 metres hurdles. In 1992 however, he failed to make the squad for the 1992 Summer Olympics and turned to rugby union. Walker 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.

As a rugby player, 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.

Walker was a participant in Catchphrase, a Welsh learning programme broadcast on Radio Wales in 2000.[2] He also participated in and won the British version of Gladiators.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain /  Wales
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States semi-final 110 m hurdles 14.07
1985 European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 5th 60 m hurdles 7.72
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 4th 110 m hurdles 13.69
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 110 m hurdles 13.52 (wind: +2.0m/s)
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.65
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.66
World Championships Rome, Italy semi-final 110 m hurdles 13.68
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands semi-final 60 m hurdles 7.80
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 5th 110 m hurdles 13.78
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.84 (wind: 0.0m/s)
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain semi-final 60 m hurdles 7.65
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy semi-final 60 m hurdles 7.82