Wallis Walters

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameDavid Wallis•Walters
Used nameWallis•Walters
Born2 January 1878 in Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, Wales (GBR)
Died10 February 1952 in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsCardiff University Athletic Club
NOC Great Britain


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, teaching science in a secondary school. 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).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GBR Wallis Walters
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) 3 h1 r1/2
Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Wallis Walters
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r2/3