Hector Hogan

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Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Australia
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne 100 metres
Hec Hogan, 1954

Hector ("Hec") Denis Hogan (15 July 1931, Rockhampton – 2 September 1960, Brisbane) was an Australian athlete who competed mainly in the 100 yards and 100 metres sprint, where he was 7 times Australian 100 yards champion. He also competed in the 220 yards/200 metres, which he won twice in the Australian Championships, and the long jump which he won in 1954. He also competed in the triple jump.

In March 1954, he equalled the world record for the 100 yards (9.3 seconds) and 100 metres (10.2 seconds) on a grass track in Sydney. He won bronze medals in the 100 yards and 4x110 yards relay at the 1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. His time for the 100 yards was 9.7 seconds. In the 1958 Commonwealth Games at Cardiff he won a bronze for the 4x110 yards relay.

He competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, where he won the bronze medal in the 100 metres.[1]

Hogan died on 2 September 1960 of leukaemia,[1] leaving a wife, Maureen, and a son. He was buried in Nudgee Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David; Loucky, Jaime (2012). The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012 Edition. London: Aurum Press. p. 52. ISBN 978 1 84513 695 6. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Hector Denis (1931–1960)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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