Denis Guye

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDenis Germain Fritz•Guye
Used nameDenis•Guye
Born20 August 1901 in Brentford, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died16 September 1986 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLRC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Denis Guye was a leading sculler in the late-1920s and early-30s. He finished second to David Collet in the Wingfield Sculls in the three years 1927-29, but gained revenge by beating Collet into second place in the 1930 Centenary Wingfields. Guye then went on to win it again in 1931 and 1932 before losing it the next year to his 1928 Olympic double sculls partner Humphrey Boardman. Guye also contested the Diamond Sculls at Henley, but never made it to a final.

Guye was a lifelong member of the Thames Rowing Cub and first served on their committee in the 1920s. He had the honour of being the club’s chairman in 1980 when they celebrated their 150th anniversary. Guye was a journalist who wrote articles for The Field amongst others.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Denis Guye
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Humphrey Boardman DNS h2 r4/7