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Biography

ADAMS Luke

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 22/10/1976
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.89/6'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 70/154
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 20km Walk
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 20km Walk

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
12:00
MCG Men's 20km Walk
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - ADAMS Luke (2) 1:21:38 Completed

Place Of Birth Mvumi, Tanzania
Residence Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Marital Status Single
Occupation Student (Industrial Design)
International Debut 1994 (World Junior Championships)
Coach Self/ Craig Hilliard
Club Bankstown Athletics Club
Recent Results 10th in the 20km Race Walk - 1:21.43 (IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in the 20km Race Walk (1:26.03)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
16th in the 20km Race Walk (1:23.52)
Injuries Luke has fully recovered from surgery to rectify compartment syndrome in both of his lower legs.
Other Personal Best:
20km Race Walk - 1:19.19 (Cixi, China, 23-Apr-2005)
50km Race Walk - 4:04.03 (Victoria, Australia, 05-May-2002)

Season's Best:
5000m Race Walk - 19:38.53 (Sydney, Australia, 07-Jan-2006)
10,000m Race Walk - 42:30.86 (Sydney, Australia, 14-Jan-2006)

World Ranking:
29th in the Race Walk (as at 31-Oct-2005, IAAF)

Outside of athletics, Luke enjoys the study and exploration of design, as well as rock climbing and golf.

He was born in Tanzania while his parents were living there and working as medical missionaries.

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