Genereux, George Patrick
George Patrick Genereux, trapshooter, physician (b at Saskatoon 1 Mar 1935; d at Saskatoon 10 Apr 1989). At 13 George Genereux claimed Midwestern International handicap honours, followed by 3 successive Manitoba-Saskatchewan junior titles. George Genereux also won the North American junior crown at Vandalia, Ohio, and tied for 2nd in world championship competition at Oslo. This tall 17-year-old with cool nerves and a keen eye reached the pinnacle of his shooting career in Helsinki in 1952 when he emerged with an Olympic gold medal. George Genereux was recognized as Canada's male athlete of that year. In 1960 he received his medical degree from McGill.
Trapshooter George Genereux. As a 17-year-old with cool nerves and a keen eye, Genereux reached the height of his career at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics when he won the gold medal (courtesy Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum).