At 24, Chris Renaud has a swimming career many would envy. It includes
setting a world record in the short course 50 backstroke in 1997, 15
national titles and now he is headed to his second Olympic Games in Sydney.
He was the first Canadian to break the two minute barrier in the 200
backstroke clocking 1:59.81 at the national championships in 1996 held just
after the 1996 Olympics. However he temporarily retired in 1997 to
re-examine his career options. He cameback in 1998 and competed at the
His father Raymond Renaud played hockey for the Montreal Junior Canadiens
Men's 400-metre medley relay: Chris Renaud, Calgary; Morgan Knabe, Calgary; Michael Mintenko, Moose Jaw, Sask., and Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, Que., were sixth in final.
Men's 400-metre individual medley: Chris Renaud, Calgary; Morgan Knabe, Calgary; Shamek Pietucha, Edmonton, and Yannick Lupien, Ste-Foy, Que., were third in heat, advanced to final.
Chris Renault, Calgary, finished sixth in semifinal heat, eliminated.
Chris Renaud, Calgary, was fourth in semifinal heat, eliminated
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