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Marcel Renaud

Full name: Marcel Victor Alcide Renaud
Gender: Male
Born: May 27, 1926 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 2016 in Bourges, Cher, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Father of Éric Renaud; Father of Philippe Renaud; Nephew of Maurice Renaud.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Marcel Renaud started paddling canoes on the banks of the Marne in the early 1940s. He competed in canoeing at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, paddling kayak in 1952, and Canadian canoes in 1956. Renaud won a silver medal in the C-2 10K in 1956, alongside [Georges Dransart]. Renaud won a bronze medal at the 1954 World Championships in K-4 1,000.

Renaud later ran a hardware store in his village. His sons, [Éric] and [Philippe] also became top canoeists, with Éric competing at the 1984 Olympics, and Philippe at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Renaud’s uncle, [Maurice Renaud], was also an Olympian, racing team pursuit cycling at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres France FRA 6
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres France FRA 4
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Canoeing France FRA Maurice Graffen Final Round 1952-07-28
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Canoeing France FRA Maurice Graffen Round One Heat Three 1952-07-28

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Canoeing France FRA Georges Dransart Final Round 1956-12-01
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Canoeing France FRA Georges Dransart Round One Heat Two 1956-12-01

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Canoeing France FRA Georges Dransart Final Standings 1956-11-30
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