George Renwick

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Russell•Renwick
Used nameGeorge•Renwick
Born7 August 1901 in Marylebone, England (GBR)
Died25 July 1984 in Chichester, England (GBR)
AffiliationsUniversity of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


George Renwick attended New College Oxford, served on the committee of the Oxford University Athletics Club and was an Oxford blue in 1923 (440 y) and 1924 (100 y). He was eliminated in the second round of the 400 at the 1924 Olympics but won a bronze medal in the 4x400 as a member of the team that set a new UK record. Renwick later ran for the Achilles Club, a club formed in 1920 for athletes past and present of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He became a schoolmaster, teaching at Stowe and his old school, Charterhouse, before being appointed Headmaster for Dover College in 1934, a post he held for 20 years. Wales and British Lions full-back and Glamorgan County cricketer Viv Jenkins taught at Dover during Renwick’s time as Head. In 1926 George Renwick wrote the book, Athletics for Boys.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.3 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR George Renwick
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h5 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze