George Genereux, one of Saskatchewan's best trap-shooters, was still a teenager when he captured Canada's only gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki. (Canada also won one medal in hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics).
Later in 1952 George, just 19, became the first Canadian ever to win a major trap shooting competition at the Grand American shoot in Vandalia, Ohio. In that competition, he finished in a first place tie with a score of 199 out of a possible 200. In a special shoot-off, George scored 24 out of a possible 25 to win the event. Because of his Olympic triumph in 1952, George was selected Canada's male athlete of the year.
He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1966.
" The hardest commitment was making the trip. I was more interested in staying home and playing baseball. My friends almost had to physically put me on the train. " -- George Genereux was a gold medallist in trapshooting at age 17 in the 1952 Olympics in Olso, Norway