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Steve Barry


Steve Barry

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]


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 30 km
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California, USA 24th 20 km


Preceded by
Wales John Toshack
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
WalesColin Jones

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