Walkers win silver at Senior Olympics

Friday, September 7, 2012
John Edd and Mary Walker won a Silver Medal in Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at this year's Tennessee Senior Olympic games. Photo submitted

Forrest School can now claim an Olympic Silver Medalist--in the Tennessee Senior Olympics that is.

1955 Forrest graduate John Edd Walker won gold in Ping Pong for the 70-74 age group in 2010 and 2011 Senior Olympics.

Walker was back again at this summer's senior games, competing with his wife Mary in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles in the 75-79 year old age group and the duo came home with a Silver Medal. This second place finish qualifies Mary and John Edd for competition in the 2013 National Senior Olympics to be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Congratulations to John Edd and Mary. The alumni of Forrest School hope you will train hard and bring home the gold.