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WALKER Samuel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthHobart, AUS
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F38, T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hobart, TAS, AUS
Occupation
Student
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."
Club / Team
University of Tasmania Athletics Club: Hobart, TAS, AUS
Name of coach
Scott Goldsmith [personal], AUS; Evan Peacock
General Interest
Nicknames
Sam, Bang (Facebook page, 02 Oct 2019; 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)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Scott Goldsmith. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
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
He was named Junior Para Athlete of the Year at the 2019 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 100m T38 11.69
9 2019 Shot Put F38 10.41
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 100m T38 11.80