Full name: Christopher Charles Walkden
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: April 18, 1938 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: July 28, 2011
Affiliations: Beckenham SC, Beckenham (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Christopher Walkden was a breaststroke specialist who competed at the 1956 Olympics, the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and, after a brief retirement, the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
The highlights of his career were the two bronze medals, one individual and one relay, he won at those 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. A Scotsman by birth he was raised in England and represented his adopted country at those Games.
Walkden later founded a printing company, trained young swimmers at his Beckenham club and was chairman of the Kent County Swimming Association until his death from prostate cancer in 2011.
Christopher Walkden had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 220 yards Backstroke, 3rd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Medley Relay (with Graham Sykes, Graham Symonds, and Neil McKechnie). In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Walkden competed for England.
|1956 Summer||18||Melbourne||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||Great Britain||GBR||5 h3 r1/2|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||Great Britain||GBR||7 h1 r2/3|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Swimming||Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay||Great Britain||GBR||7|
|1956 Summer||18||Melbourne||Swimming||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Three||5||2:47.1|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat One||7||2:41.7|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||2:41.5|