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Alick Rennie

Full name: Alexander Grant "Alick" Rennie
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: September 28, 1959
Died: December 4, 2013 in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Canoeing


Alick Rennie represented South Africa in slalom canoeing at the 1992 Olympics. He had been among the nations’s top paddlers in the 1980s and 90s, winning several national championships in slalom, and finishing the Dusi Canoe Marathon 12 times. Rennie was also an administrator for canoeing and served as a President of Canoeing South Africa.

Rennie was also passionate about flying and was a qualified pilot with over 3,000 hours flying time. He flew out of the Pietermaritzburg Aero Club where he was a chief flying instructor. But in early December 2013 he and pilot David Grosvenor took off from Underberg to fly to the Oribi Airport in Pietermaritzburg. They did not land as per the flight plan and communication with them was lost. A search ensued and their plane was found several days later with their bodies and the plane intact, but both men had been dead for several days. One of Rennie’s children, Iain, was also a former South African slalom canoeing champion and qualified pilot.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom South Africa RSA 36

Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PP
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing South Africa Final Standings 36 126.79
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing South Africa Run One 31 126.79 2:06.79 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Canoeing South Africa Run Two 39 198.12 2:13.12 65