Reggie Walker

1889 - 1951

Reggie Walker

Reginald ("Reggie") Edgar Walker (16 March 1889 in Durban – 5 November 1951) was a South African athlete and the 1908 Olympic champion in the 100 metres. Born in Natal, Walker, the 1907 South African Champion, was not among the big favourites for the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He even had trouble getting to London, as he lacked the necessary finances until a Natal sportswriter collected funds to support Walker's travel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reggie Walker has received more than 34,418 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 144th most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Reggie Walker ranks 144 out of 2,090Before him are Romuald Klim, Grete Waitz, Edwin Moses, Eugen Schmidt, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, and Evangelos Damaskos. After him are Adhemar da Silva, Mamo Wolde, Yevgeny Grishin, Platt Adams, Eugenio Monti, and Naim Süleymanoğlu.

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Among people born in 1889, Reggie Walker ranks 118Before him are Alexander Vertinsky, Ernest Marsden, Robert Z. Leonard, Ludwig Renn, Lev Karakhan, and Ralph H. Fowler. After him are Manuel Prado Ugarteche, Lloyd Bacon, Bernhard Karlgren, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, Walther Gerlach, and Antonio Caggiano. Among people deceased in 1951, Reggie Walker ranks 82Before him are Simon Kimbangu, Vasiliy Ulrikh, Charles Dillon Perrine, Riad Al Solh, Henry Carton de Wiart, and Angelos Sikelianos. After him are Henry Taylor, Louis Adamic, Selim Palmgren, Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, Fréhel, and Karl Koller.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Reggie Walker ranks 53 out of 220Before him are Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), Phil Ramone (1934), Walter Sisulu (1912), Rudolph Lewis (1887), Eugène Terre'Blanche (1941), and Rory Byrne (1944). After him are J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), Oliver Tambo (1917), Ronald Harwood (1934), Eben Dönges (1898), Dave Matthews (1967), and Hugh Masekela (1939).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Reggie Walker ranks 2Before him are Esther Brand (1922). After him are Bevil Rudd (1894), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Caster Semenya (1991), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Zola Budd (1966), Josia Thugwane (1971), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), Elana Meyer (1966), and Luvo Manyonga (null).