Rhoda Rennie

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRhoda Lilian•Rennie (-Wrighton)
Used nameRhoda•Rennie
Born2 May 1905 in Benoni, Gauteng (RSA)
Died11 March 1963 in Johannesburg, Gauteng (RSA)
NOC South Africa
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Rhoda Rennie was a South African freestyle swimmer who represented Transvaal. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics Rennie won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay. Rennie also swam in the 100 metres freestyle and the 400 metres freestyle but was eliminated in the heats in both events. After the Olympics Rennie ran a swimming school in Johannesburg. Rennie committed suicide by shooting herself at age 52.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) RSA Rhoda Rennie
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/3
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5 h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) South Africa 3 Bronze

Special Notes


Year of birth also listed as 1911.