Dick Walpole

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRichard "Dick"•Walpole
Used nameDick•Walpole
Born10 December 1927
AffiliationsMyrtleford Ski Club, Falls Creek (AUS)
NOC Australia


A lifelong skier, Richard Walpole was at the pinnacle of his cross-country skiing career during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he won several Australian national titles. Internationally, his greatest moment came when he represented his country in the 15 kilometers event at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, where he finished 51st out of 54 entrants. A member of the Myrtleford Ski Club, he took up coaching while still active in his career, and later expanded upon this role following his retirement, remaining involved with the sport into his 80s.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) AUS Dick Walpole
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 51