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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nigel Walker relives the memories of competing in the Olympics

Nigel Walker relives the memories of competing in the Olympics

Last year we featured a clip of former Welsh winger Nigel Walker scoring a fantastic 100m try for Cardiff against Pontypridd. Today we have a more in-depth look at the man's achievements in both athletics and rugby.

Walker is to this day, one of the fastest wings to ever play the game. He was an Olympic hurdler who competed at the highest level before turning to rugby.

When he failed to make the grade in 1992, he hung up his running spikes and pulled on a pair of studded boots.

In this interesting video we get taken back to where Walker trained as an athlete, as he talks about the differences he experienced in both sporting careers.

He touches on the transition he had to go through from being an athlete on his own, to joining the team environment and learning the ins and outs of rugby.

Switching to the Olympics once again, Walker gives his thoughts on the possibility of Sevens becoming part of the Olympic Games in the future.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 2:57 pm | View Comments (6)

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Crank July 30, 2009 3:09 pm

I watched him a few times for cardiff and he was a suprisingly good player, just got a lot of little injuries.

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Speedmerchant July 30, 2009 4:44 pm

I would have loved to have seen him play in his prime. Cant be too many faster wings out there, now, or back then.

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Anonymous July 30, 2009 4:49 pm

Parks his car like a woman. Other than that great clip!

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Anonymous July 30, 2009 4:52 pm

yea would love to see Rugby in the olympics.

Interesting to see how many top interenational/club players would put themselve up for selelction if a Olympic gold medal was on offer....

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Anonymous July 30, 2009 8:04 pm

Damn that guy had some quick legs on him.

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matt July 30, 2009 10:28 pm

wow fair play, flying!

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