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David Walker

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDavid Secker•Walker
Used nameDavid•Walker
Born10 June 1932
Died24 March 2014
AffiliationsThames Rowing Club, Putney (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


A one-time teacher, and then deputy city editor for the Daily Telegraph, David Walker was a member of the Thames Rowing Club. He was cox to Howard James and Mark Scott in the coxed pairs at the 1948 London Olympics at Henley. The three qualified for the Games by winning the last Olympic trial, also at Henley, by beating the Leetham Rowing Club and Oxford University Boat Club squads.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR David Walker
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 h2 r2/4