Marcel Renaud (canoeist)

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Marcel Renaud
Personal information
Nationality France
Born (1926-05-27)27 May 1926
Died 5 December 2016(2016-12-05) (aged 90)
Sport
Country France
Sport Canoeing

Marcel Renaud (27 May 1926 – 5 December 2016) was a French sprint and slalom canoeist who competed in the 1940s and the 1950s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in the C-2 10000 m event at Melbourne in 1956. Renaud also won a bronze medal in the K-4 1000 m at the 1954 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships at Mâcon. In canoe slalom, he won a gold medal in the C-1 team event at the 1949 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Geneva.[1]

Renaud's uncle Marcel finished fourth in the 4000 m team pursuit cycling event at Paris in 1924. Both of his sons would win Olympic canoeing medals of their own. His oldest son, Eric, won a bronze in the C-2 1000 m event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles while his youngest son, Philippe, won a bronze in the C-2 500 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

References[edit]

  1. ^ France, Centre. "Nécrologie - Le médaillé olympique Marcel Renaud, Cosnois d'adoption, est mort". lejdc.fr. Retrieved 15 December 2016.