The entire Commonwealth Games Scotland family is saddened to hear of the passing of Russell Hogg, one of the Bronze medallists in the badminton team event from Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. Russell passed away peacefully at the age of 44 on Monday 17 September following a brave battle with cancer.
Russell competed in three Commonwealth Games and was Scotland’s third most capped badminton player, representing Scotland on 117 occasions. In the 1994 Games in Victoria he reached the quarter final in the men’s doubles and in 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games he was in the last 16 in the mixed doubles.
Between 1988 and 2002, Russell won the Scottish National men’s doubles title ten times. He reached a career best of no 8 in the mixed doubles and no 17 in men’s doubles on the world circuit.
He will be missed by all who knew him within the Commonwealth Games family and we pass on our condolences to his wife, Julie and to all of his family and friends.
The funeral was held on Monday 24 September 2012 at 1130 hours at Dunfermline Crematorium.