George Hodgson

1893 - 1983

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George Ritchie Hodgson (October 12, 1893 – May 1, 1983) was a Canadian competition swimmer of the early 20th century, and considered by many to be the greatest swimmer in Canadian history. Hodgson won the two longer freestyle swimming gold medals at the 1912 Olympics, the only categories in which he competed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Hodgson has received more than 20,364 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Hodgson is the 23rd most popular swimmer (down from 21st in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from Canada and the most popular Canadian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, George Hodgson ranks 23 out of 392Before him are Charles Daniels, Marie Braun, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Galina Prozumenshchikova, Alexander Popov, and Greta Andersen. After him are George Kojac, Ferenc Csik, Clarke Scholes, Shigeo Arai, Helene Madison, and Đurđica Bjedov.

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Among people born in 1893, George Hodgson ranks 185Before him are Oskari Friman, Eduard Čech, Robert Harron, Ina Claire, James B. Conant, and Norman Bel Geddes. After him are Charles Delporte, Blind Blake, Gummo Marx, I. A. Richards, Harald Cramér, and Romeo Bertini. Among people deceased in 1983, George Hodgson ranks 170Before him are José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo, Pál Kadosa, José Bergamín, Eva Pawlik, Bo Ekelund, and Luís Mesquita de Oliveira. After him are Pentti Saarikoski, Jacqueline Logan, Paavo Johansson, Anton Buttigieg, Nina Dumbadze, and Nikolaus Pevsner.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, George Hodgson ranks 335 out of 1,130Before him are Mary Pierce (1975), Alexander Ludwig (1992), Pat Patterson (1941), Sunny Leone (1981), Kristin Kreuk (1982), and Terry Jacks (1944). After him are Chief Dan George (1899), Anne Carson (1950), Brian Orser (1961), Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Michel Tremblay (1942), and Arthur Meighen (1874).

Among SWIMMERS In Canada

Among swimmers born in Canada, George Hodgson ranks 1After him are Carolyn Waldo (1964), Alexandre Despatie (1985), Mark Tewksbury (1968), Brent Hayden (1983), Ryan Cochrane (1988), Penny Oleksiak (2000), and Kylie Masse (1996).