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Samuel Walker

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Hobart, TAS, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 11.
Why this sport?
"I started in little athletics and loved it, I've never looked back."

General interest

Nicknames
Sam, Bang (Facebook page, 19 Feb 2020; paralympic.org.au, 01 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Playing Australian rules football, basketball, kayaking. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Injuries
He picked up a hamstring injury while competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Facebook page, 15 Feb 2020)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He kisses his necklace before races. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In life, you have three choices. Give up, give in, or give it your all." [Charleston Parker] (paralympic.org.au, 01 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he was named Young Citizen of the Year by the Brighton municipality of Hobart, TAS, Australia. (Facebook page, 23 Jan 2020)

In 2019 he was named Junior Para Athlete of the Year at the Athletics Tasmania Awards in Australia. (theadvocate.com.au, 26 May 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)