Steven ("Steve") John Barry (born 25 October 1950) is a retired Welsh race walker, born in Cardiff.[1]

A member of the Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club and Roath Walking Club, Barry won the gold medal in the 30 km road walk at the 1982 Commonwealth Games representing Wales.[2][3]

Barry represented Great Britain at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 20 km walk, finishing 24th. Barry retired from the sport through injury following the Olympics.[1][3][4]

Barry won the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1982.[5]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 30 km
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 24th 20 km


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  2. ^ "Welcome to Cardiff AAC :: Roll of Honour - Gold (50)". Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club website. Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club. 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Steve Barry Biography and Olympic Results - Olympics at". Sports Reference website. Sports Reference LLC. 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  4. ^ "BBC News-Wales-North East Wales- Gold medallist's fear for sport". BBC website. BBC. 29 July 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  5. ^ "BBC Sport-Wales-BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year". BBC website. BBC. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2009.