Ca­noeist and five-time Olympian Den­nis Green, 87

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

Olympic ca­noe­ing medal­list Den­nis Green has passed away at his home in Sydney, Australia, aged 87.

An Olympic bronze medal­list, Green was the first of a se­lect band of ath­letes who can claim the hon­our of rep­re­sent­ing their coun­try at five Olympic Games, namely Mel­bourne in 1956, Rome in 1960, Tokyo in 1964, Mex­ico City in 1968, and Mu­nich in 1972. He was also se­lected as the Aus­tralian flag bearer at the 1972 Mu­nich Olympics.

In a note to the sport­ing com­mu­nity, Pad­dle Australia’s Life Mem­ber and AOC vice-pres­i­dent He­len Brown­lee praised her friend, de­scrib­ing him as an in­spi­ra­tion to sev­eral gen­er­a­tions of ca­noeists as an ath­lete, coach and ad­min­is­tra­tor.

“He was an in­spi­ra­tion to the end, typ­i­cally re­fus­ing to give up un­til he reached the fin­ish line,” she said.

Green was in­volved in ca­noe­ing in Australia for more than 50 years, a sport­ing ca­reer that in­cluded some ex­tra­or­di­nary achieve­ments.

He was in­ducted into Pad­dle Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2017.

Den­nis Green won Olympic bronze.

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