Sam Walker (table tennis)

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Sam Walker
Sam Walker WTTC2016 7.jpeg
Walker in 2016
Personal information
NationalityBritish
ResidenceWorksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Born (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 27)
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)

Sam Walker (born 7 May 1995) is a British table tennis player. He competed for England in the men's team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games[1] where he won a silver medal.[2][3]

In March 2016, Walker was part of the England team, alongside Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall, which won bronze medals at the World Team Championships in Malaysia, England's first medal at that level since 1983 and the first time a newly promoted team had earned a podium place at the event.[4]

In June 2016, Walker was called up to the Team GB table tennis squad for the Rio Olympic Games.[5] He featured in the team competition, sealing a 3–2 victory over France in the first round [6] before GB were knocked out by China in the quarter-finals.[7]

In February 2018, Walker was part of the England squad alongside Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford, David McBeath and Tom Jarvis which won bronze medals by reaching the semi-finals of the ITTF Team World Cup in front of a home crowd at the Copper Box Arena in London.[8]

At the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018, Walker was part of the England squad which won men's team bronze, alongside Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford and David McBeath.[9] and was fourth in the men's singles, having been defeated in the bronze medal match.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Worksop's Sam Walker named in Team England table tennis squad for Glasgow". www.nottinghampost.com.
  2. ^ "Glasgow 2014 profile". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Walker is happy with the silver medal but wants gold in 2018". worksopguardian.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Sam Walker added to table tennis squad for Rio 2016".
  6. ^ "GB fight back to advance in team event". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "China knock out GB men's team in quarters". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "England reaches semi-final Copper Box erupts - International Table Tennis Federation". 23 February 2018.
  9. ^ "England secures bronze, Paul Drinkhall sets example - International Table Tennis Federation". 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Silver for Liam and Tin-Tin; Sam misses out".

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