Sarah Walker

BMX champ.

Sarah has been racing BMX from a very young age and reached the pinnacle of her career to date winning the Silver Medal at the Olympics in London. She was also Nominated for Sportswoman of the Year 2010 at the Halberg Awards.

Kiwi Sarah Walker was born in Whakatane and stared BMXing when she was only 11.

She has won 20 New Zealand age group titles from 1999.

Sarah was one of the favourites to win a gold at the Beijing Olympics but finished fourth - but she won the World Championship in 2009 in both the Elite Women and Elite Cruiser Women events. In the 2010 World Champs she won a Silver Medal to Great Britain's Shanaze Reade, and in London 2012, won a Silver Medal at the Olympics.

Olympic Games:
London, 2012 - Silver
Beijing, 2008 - 4th

World Championships:
2012 - 9th, Elite Women
2011 - 2nd, Elite Women
2010 - 2nd, Elite Women
2009 - 1st, Elite Women
2008 - 3rd, Elite Women
2007 - 2nd, Elite Women
2006 - 3rd, Junior Elite Women
2005 - 2nd, Junior Elite Women
2004 - 2nd, 16 year girls
2003 - 2nd, 15 year girls

National Championships
A total of 20 National Titles across 20" and Cruiser


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