Athlete Spotlight: Ellen Hoog, Queen of Field Hockey
Name: Ellen Hoog
Sport: Field Hockey
Height: 5’5’’ Weight: 119 lbs.
Date of Birth: 26 March 1986
Accomplishments: Silver Medal in 2016, Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, Champions Trophy in Canberra, European Champion in Dublin
Ellen Hoog, a Dutch field hockey player, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and was born in Overveen, the Netherlands. Hoog started playing Hockey at the tender age of seven years at SCHC in Bilthoven. She made her debut in the national team in 2004 at the age of seventeen years. Hoog has played 127 matches since she became a part of the national team in 2004. Overall, she has scored 32 goals for the national team.
In addition to the gold medals, Hoog won a silver medal in Olympics in 2016 as well. The Dutch field hockey player became European Champion in Dublin in August 2005. With the Dutch National Women’s Team, she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra in December 2005.
Hoog was a part of the Dutch squad as well. Her Dutch squad became the World Champion at Women’s Hockey World Cup in 2006. A week after getting victory in the European Championship in Ireland, she lost her father to cancer.
She found it hard doing the normal chores again after her father’s death; however, the excitement to begin playing in the new season that began in October 2005 motivated her. By taking the winning shot against New Zealand in the 2012 Summer Olympics semi-final, Hoog became the first woman player to decide a major championship match with a penalty shootout. In 2016, she redid this feat when she took the winning shot against Germany in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Achievements and Losses:
Ritual Hockey sponsored this international Dutch hockey player. Her father’s death stopped her for a while but she came back on foot in October 2005 for the new season. Ellen Hoog is popular today as the most beautiful hockey player worldwide. She was nominated for the best player of the world award in 2014. Hoog has player 170 matches for the national team and scored total 45 goals. She won the gold medal in Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012. The star hockey player is also a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.
Hoog is a three-time European Champion: Monchengladbach 2011, Amstelveen 2009, and Dublin 2005. In addition to this, the international hockey player is a world champion Madrid 2006 and two time National champion (2009 and 2013) also. Apart from a star hockey player, Hoog is also a model. The hockey player has done photo shoots for FHM and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013.
Ellen Hoog, the World Hockey League Champion 2013 (Argentina), leads a remarkable multi- dimensional lifestyle. She is a model, motivational speaker, the world leading Field Hockey Player, newspaper columnist, hockey coach and fashion writer. Hoog has a bright future in and out of hockey but the game balances her and we think she is going to do much more in the game.