Dr. Renn Crichlow


Athlete : Kayaking
Year Inducted: 2001
Date of Birth: May 9th, 1969
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Began kayaking at age 12 as a member of the Rideau Canoe Club. Holds a BSc degree in kinesiology from Harvard University. Was a member of the national team from 1985 to 1996, and held the national midget K1 500m title in 1985. He had a solid junior career, winning gold or silver in 14 of 16 major events including Paris International where he claimed K1 500 and 1000m titles in 1987 and gold in K1 500m at Duisburg International and ‘93 Paris regattas.

He was the first Canadian to win the world championship at the senior level with a K1 500m title in 1991. He completed in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics. A member of the Burnaby Canoe & Kayak club, he is a winner of the Harry Jerome award, Ottawa ACT Athlete of the Year ‘91, and a life member of the Rideau Canoe Club. He is a member of the Nepean Wall of Fame, and the Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. Is a resident of Ottawa (Nepean) and Brookline, Massachusetts.