Sam started the sport aged 11 years in Little Athletics. “I loved it, I’ve never looked back.”
In late 2017, at just 14, Tasmanian Sam Walker made his international debut at the inaugural IPC World Junior Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland. He competed in the sprints and long jump, winning bronze in the 100m and went one step higher on the dais in the long jump winning silver.
The leading T38 100m sprinter at the 2018 Australian Championships, Sam Walker was rewarded with a place on the Australian team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Aged 15 years and 166 days when he faces the starters gun, he is the youngest male on the Australian track and field team.
Sam also enjoys kayaking and playing AFL and basketball. His biggest influence has been his mother. “Mum 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.”