MONTREAL — Twin sisters Penny and Vicky Vilagos, who each won an Olympic silver medal for Canada in a synchronized swimming duet routine at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, are among four new additions announced recently for the 2013 induction class to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Born on April 17, 1963 in Toronto, Penny is a long-time resident of Pointe Claire, Que., while Vicky lives a stone’s throw away in Beaconsfield, Que.
The dynamic duo led McGill to back-to-back OWIAA championships in 1983 and 1984. They also claimed individual gold medals both years in the OWIAA duet and senior figures routines.
Members of the Canadian national team for eight years, they were crowned seven times as Canadian duet champions.
Both have previously been inducted to the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Aquatic Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame.
Other 2013 inductees to the McGill pantheon include distance runner Sarah Ali-Khan (MSc ’02, PhD ’05), volleyball national team member Wendy Whelan (BSc ’98) and the 1982 CIAU champion Redmen soccer team.
A profile of each new inductee will be featured online every Wednesday in July at www.mcgillathletics.ca
The induction luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, kicks off the University’s Homecoming Week celebrations. Tickets for the event are $65 and can be reserved by contacting the McGill Alumni Association at 514-398-8288.
A list of previous inductees can be found online at http://www.mcgillathletics.ca/hof.aspx