Penny Vilagos

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Penny Vilagos
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1963-04-17) 17 April 1963 (age 54)
Brampton, Canada
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming
Club CAMO Natation

Penny Vilagos (born April 17, 1963) was a Canadian synchronized swimmer and an Olympic medalist.

Career[edit]

Vilagos and her twin sister Vicky Vilagos began synchronized swimming at age eight.[1] They won their first Canadian National Championship in duet at age seventeen,[1] they would go to win five more national titles.[2] Penny Vilagos and Vicky Vilagos won a silver medal in the women's duet at the 1983 Pan American Games.[1] They retired from synchronized swimming in 1985 after failing to make the 1984 Olympic team.[2] In 1990 Penny and Vicky came out of retirement going on to win a silver medal in the women's duet at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[3]

Honours[edit]

Vilagos was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2002.[4] In 2014 Vilagos was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ISHOF.org | Penny & Vicky Vilagos (CAN)". ISHOF.org. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vilagos sisters inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame". Montreal Gazette. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Penny Vilagos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Penny Vilagos". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 

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