Ellen Hoog

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Ellen Hoog
European Cup Winners' Cup 2009 (3469464424).jpg
Hoog in 2009
Personal information
Born (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 31)
Bloemendaal, Netherlands[1]
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002– SCHC
AH&BC
National team
2004–2016 Netherlands 232 (60)

Ellen Martijn Hoog ([ˈɦoːx], born 26 March 1986)[3] is a Dutch field hockey player. She was included to the national team in 2004 and since then played 127 matches, scoring 32 goals.[4] She won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and a silver medal in 2016.[1] She is a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.

In August 2005, she became European Champion in Dublin (IRL). In December of the same year she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra (AUS) with the Dutch National Women's Team. She was also part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup.

Her father died of cancer a week after the European Championship victory in Ireland. After his death she had difficulties picking up her normal life again, but regained the motivation to start playing when the new season started in October 2005.

In 2012, Hoog became the first player to decide a major championship match with a penalty shootout, taking the winning shot in the 2012 Summer Olympics semi-final against New Zealand. She repeated this feat in 2016 when she took the winning shot in the 2016 Summer Olympics semi against Germany.

The Dutch International hockey player is sponsored by Ritual Hockey.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ellen Hoog Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Ellen Hoog Archived 22 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  3. ^ "The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8–24, 2008 – Athlete Biography Hoog Ellen". Archived from the original on 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Royal Dutch Hockey Association – International tournament history Ellen Hoog" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  5. ^ http://ritualhockey.com/

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