Samuel Walker

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  • Birth Place

    Hobart

  • Birth State

    TAS

  • Year of Birth

    2002

  • Height

    179cm

Club details:

Athletics Tasmania UTAS athletics club hobart

Why did you begin your sport?

I started at 11 in little athletics and loved it, I’ve never looked back.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

Aside from my warm up, I kiss my st Christopher necklace.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Competing in the world junior para championships in Switzerland in August 2017 and coming home with two medals and a new record.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Usain Bolt, I aspire to be like him and be the best. I would love to meet him.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My coach Scott goldsmith, who has got me to where I am today, with his encouragement. My mum who has dedicated her life to seeing my dreams come true, she gives up her time to get me to where I need to be and goes without a lot so she can fund my sport.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I play afl football and basketball. I love kayaking.

What is your sporting ambition?

To win gold at the Paralympic Games.