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Wendy Cook-Hogg

Full name: Wendy Elizabeth Cook-Hogg
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 15, 1956 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Pacific Dolphins, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Wendy Cook-Hogg was a record-breaking swimmer at the age of 10 and a Canadian national team member by 14. On the way to her first major international tournament, the 1972 Summer Olympics, she broke the Canadian record for the 100 metre backstroke, an event in which she finished fifth at the Games. This was her best placing at the tournament; she was also seventh in the 4x100 metre medley and freestyle relays and eliminated in the opening round and semifinals of the 200 metre backstroke and 100 metre freestyle respectively. Her next stop was the 1973 World Championships, where she won bronze in the 100 m backstroke and placed fifth in the 4x100 m medley relay. Arguably her greatest success came the following year at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, where she captured gold in the 100 and 200 m backstroke, as well as the 4x100 m medley relay, while setting a world record in the 100 m backstroke. She also finished fourth in the 400 metre individual medley. These feats earned her both the Velma Springstead and Bobbie Rosenfeld Trophies as Canada’s top female athlete of the year.

By 1976 Cook had married coach Doug Hogg and had been selected to represent Canada at that year’s Summer Olympics, where she took bronze in the 4x100 m medley relay (alongside Debbie Clarke, Robin Corsiglia, Anne Jardin, and Susan Sloan) and placed fourth and eighth in the 100 and 200 m backstroke events respectively. She continued competing, and resetting national records, for the next three years, but the Games were to be her last major international tournament. After graduating with a degree in physical education from the University of Alberta, she obtained a teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia and spent a year competing on their swim team. After taking up coaching for a short time, she settled into teaching and, as of 2013, serves as the principal of Pinewood Elementary School in Cranbrook, British Columbia. She was made a member of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

Results

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 7 1:01.26
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:01.20

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada CAN Final 7 4:03.83 1:00.98 1:00.98
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat One 4 QU 4:05.95 1:00.58 4:05.93

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Final 5 1:06.70
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 1:06.89
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:07.00
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada Final 4 1:03.93
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:04.17
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:04.31

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat One 2 2:25.71
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada Final 8 2:17.95
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 2:17.30

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada CAN Final 7 4:31.56 1:07.06 1:07.06
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 4 QU 4:31.87 1:07.42 1:07.42
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada CAN Final 3 4:15.22 1:04.17 1:04.17
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 4:20.10 1:04.85 1:04.85