Nigel Walker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Nigel Walker

British hurdler

Date of Birth: 15-Jun-1963

Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Profession: record producer, athletics competitor, rugby union player

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Nigel Walker

  • 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).
  • 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.There is a long-standing myth that he participated in and won the British version of Gladiators.
  • Walker has confirmed in an interview with WalesOnline that he never took part in the show.
  • He said: "I have corrected it on Wikipedia three times and it keeps coming back up.
  • It’s brilliant.
  • The amount of people that ask me about it and I never applied and I certainly didn’t compete.
  • It’s unbelievable."

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