Philippa Baker-Hogan

​ ​(1963 – ) | Rowing

Philippa Baker-Hogan

Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

One of New Zealand’s most successful international rowers, being the first New Zealand woman rower to win a World Championship, with three women’s world sculling titles.

She won the world lightweight single sculls at Vienna in 1991 which led to her being named NZ Sportswoman of the Year plus the Halberg Award.

In 1993 she teamed up with Brenda Lawson to win the world senior double sculls at Racice in the Czech Republic and the pair retained the title at Eagles Greek (USA) the following year. They won the 1994 NZ Team of the Year plus Halberg Award.

The pair competed at and were finalists at two Olympic Games, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996.

Baker-Hogan, who rowed for Canterbury and Cambridge before moving to Whanganui to join the Union club in 1993, won 21 New Zealand Championship Titles, the lightweight singles twice, heavyweight singles and doubles three times each, the coxless pair and four once each and the quadruple sculls and eights six times each.

Four of the victories were in the Wanganui Union Boat Club colours.

She received an MBE for Services to Rowing in 1993 plus Waikato (1989, 1991) and Wanganui (1993, 1994) Sportsperson of the Year.

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