Ellen Hoog has been playing hockey since she was 7 years old. She’s won two Olympic gold medals. One in Beijing 2008 and the other in London 2012. She has also won two World Champions in 2006 in Madrid and The Hague in 2014. Stunning Hoog hopes to take home another Gold Record at Rio 2016.
She is a member of the Netherlands women’s national field hockey team and is also a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.
In August 2005, she became European Champion in Dublin (IRL). In December of the same year she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra (AUS) with the Dutch National Women’s Team. She was also part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women’s Hockey World Cup.
Her father died of cancer a week after the European Championship victory in Ireland. After his death she had difficulties picking up her normal life again, but regained the motivation to start playing when the new season started in October 2005.
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