George Genereux

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George Genereux
Genereux in 1952.
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Full nameGeorge Patrick Genereux
Born(1935-03-01)March 1, 1935
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
DiedApril 10, 1989(1989-04-10) (aged 54)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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 2016.

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


  • "George Genereux Athlete was Olympic medalist". The Globe and Mail. April 12, 1989.

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