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Wallis Walters

Full name: David Wallis Walters
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1878 in Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, Great Britain
Died: February 10, 1952 in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Cardiff University Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Originally from rural Carmarthenshire, Wallis Walters was the winner of the long jump at the Welsh Championships four times (1907-10) and the 120y hurdles three times (1904, 1908, 1912). He placed in both events at the AAAs, finishing as the runner-up to the Scotsman, Robert Stronach, in the hurdles in 1904-05 and placing third in the 1904 long jump. He also won the Midland Counties long jump in 1906, and the 120y hurdles in 1907. His personal best of 16.2 seconds for the 120 yards stood as Welsh record until 1949, although it was equalled on a number of occasions. After graduating from Cardiff University, he became a schoolmaster. After his retirement from competition he became a pioneer of schools athletics in Wales.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 17.0 (1904/08); LJ – 6.23 (20-5¼) (1909).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r1/2
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1906 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 3
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 16.9est at 2 yds
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Six 1 QU 17.8