George Genereux

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George Genereux
Personal information
Full name George Patrick Genereux
Born (1935-03-01)March 1, 1935
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Died April 10, 1989(1989-04-10) (aged 54)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sport
Event(s) Trap shooting

George Patrick Genereux (March 1, 1935 – April 10, 1989) was a Canadian Gold medal-winning trap shooter and physician.

Genereux was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the son of Catherine Mary (née Devine), a nurse who was originally from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Arthur George Genereux. He won the Gold medal in the Olympic Trap at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He was, at the time, Canada's youngest Olympic champion, a record that stood until the 2016 Summer Olympics, when 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak surpassed it.[1]

In 1952, he was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame, and, the Trapshooting Hall of Fame.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and studied medicine at McGill University. He died in Saskatoon on April 10, 1989.

His nephew is American-Canadian actor Brendan Fraser, through his sister Carol Mary Genereux.

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Notes
  1. ^ Bev Wake, Penny Oleksiak: Your Questions Answered, 12 August 2016.

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