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Daryl Walker


  • 2008

Daryl Walker started playing goalball at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in 1996. He played recreationally, but when he graduated in 2001, he took it to the next level. Walker started competing against different teams and was eventually asked to tryout for the U.S. Paralympics Men's Goalball National Team. Walker made his Paralympic Games debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Walker graduated in 2007 from Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Fla., with an associate of arts degree. He is currently studying psychology at the University of North Florida and living with his family in Jacksonville.

When not playing goalball, Walker enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and just relaxing. He hopes to one day become a goalball coach and teach others what he has been given.

Major Achievements

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Men's Goalball - Beijing, China
  • 2008: First place, National Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2008: Firs place, Regional Tournament, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • 2008: Third place, Regional Tournament, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 2007: Third place, National Championships, St. Augustine, Fla.
  • 2006: Third place, World Championships, Spartanburg, S.C.
  • 2006: Third place, Slovenia Tournament
  • 2005: Second place, Para Pan American Games, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2003: Second place, Lithuania Tournament