George Hodgson

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George Hodgson
1912 George Hodgson.JPG
Hodgson in 1912
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Ritchie Hodgson
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubMcGill Martlets
Montreal AAA
College teamMcGill University

George Ritchie Hodgson (October 12, 1893 – May 1, 1983) was a Canadian swimmer. He was a freestyle swimmer.

Hodgson competed for Canada at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. He won two gold medals for Canada. He won the gold in the 400 m freestyle and in the 1500 m freestyle. Hodgson set Olympic and World records in the events. He retired immediately after.

He attended McGill University. He swam and played water polo there until he graduated in 1916. After he graduated, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service and served in World War I. He earned the United Kingdom’s Air Force Cross. He would then spend the rest of his life working as a investment broker at his firm in Montreal.[1] He died in Montreal on May 1, 1983.

He was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1949, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1955,[2] International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968,[3] McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 1996,[4] and the Quebec Swimming Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.[5]

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  1. "Biography". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-2-1. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Honoured Member - George Hodgson". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-2-1. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Honorees - George Hodgson". International Swimming Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-2-1. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Hall of Fame - George Hodgson (Class of 1916)". McGill Athletics & Recreation. Retrieved 2015-2-1. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Catégorie Membre honoraire – George Ritchie Hodgson". Fédération de natation du Québec. Retrieved 2015-2-1. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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