Wendy Hogg

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Wendy Hogg
Wendy Cook-Hogg 1974.jpg
Cook after setting a world record at the 1974 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
Full nameWendy Elizabeth Cook-Hogg
National teamCanada
Born (1956-09-15) September 15, 1956 (age 63)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke, freestyle
ClubPacific Dolphins, Vancouver
CoachHoward Firby
Deryk Snelling
Jack Kelso
Doug Hogg[1]

Wendy Elizabeth Hogg née Wendy Cook (born on September 15, 1956) is a female retired Canadian swimmer.

Swimming career[edit]

She competed in backstroke and medley relay events at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the relay in 1976; in the individual 100 m backstroke she placed fourth in 1976 and fifth in 1972. At the 1973 World Championships she won a bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke and placed fifth in the medley relay. At the 1974 Commonwealth Games, she won gold medals in the 100 and 200 m backstroke and in the medley relay, setting a world record in the 100 m backstroke; she finished fourth in the 400 m individual medley. In 1974 she was named Canadian athlete of the year, and in 1990 inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.[1][2]

Cook took up swimming early, and was included to the national team aged 14. By 1976 Olympics she was married to her coach Doug Hogg. Despite being of Canadian nationality she won the 1974 ASA National British Championships 100 metres backstroke [3]and 200 metres backstroke titles.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She graduated in physical education from the University of Alberta, and had a teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia. After retiring from competitions around 1979 she briefly worked as a swimming coach and then became a school teacher. As of 2013 she served as the principal of Pinewood Elementary School in Cranbrook, British Columbia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wendy (Cook) Hogg. BC Sports Hall of Fame
  2. ^ a b Wendy Cook-Hogg Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Fox, Norman. "Brinkley's lone salvage operation." Times, 19 July 1974, p. 8". Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ ""Nine new faces and a strong Scots accent." Times, 22 July 1974, p. 8". Times Digital Archive.