HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2017 ANNOUNCED BY THE INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD FEDERATION

The IWWF today announced details of those who will be inducted into the International Hall of Fame on Friday, September 8th, during the 2017 Waterski World Championships in Choisy-Le-Roi near Paris, France.
With the largest entry of candidates received to date, the nine International Hall of Fame Selectors had difficult decisions to make. Based in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand and the USA, this international panel comprises highly experienced individuals covering many IWWF Disciplines. Their votes were submitted to Des Burke-Kennedy (IRL) as International Hall of Fame Committee Chairman for final presentation. Congratulations to all our 2017 Inductees and we greatly look forward to honoring them at the Award Ceremony in September.
The Inductees are as follows with brief details of just some of their outstanding achievements:

AGELIKI ANDRIOPOULOU (GRE)
World Waterski Jump Champion 2005
World Waterski Jump Champion 2007
World Waterski Jump Champion 2009
World Waterski Overall Silver Medal 2001
World Waterski Overall Silver Medal 2005
World Waterski Tricks Silver Medal 2005
World Waterski Overall Silver Medal 2007
World Waterski Championships Jump Record of 54.9m in 2007
IWWF Athlete Chair 2007-2015

KRISTI OVERTON JOHNSON (USA)
World Tournament Slalom Record – 1@ 10.75m 1992,
World Tournament Slalom Record – 2@ 10.75m 1994,
World Tournament Slalom Record – 3@ 10.75m 1995,
World Tournament Slalom Record – 4@ 10.75 1996
World Tournament Slalom Record – 1@ 10.25m 1996
Held this World Slalom Record from 1996 until 2010
Introduced over 17,000 youths to water sports through her organization “In His Wakes”. Hosts over 65 events each year and a total of 730 events so far.

KRIS LAPOINT (USA)
World Waterski Slalom Record 1966 – 3@ 36′
World Waterski Slalom Record 1969 – 6@ 36′
World Waterski Slalom Record 1970 – 1@ 11.25m
World Waterski Slalom Record 1975 – 2@ 11.25m
World Waterski Slalom Record 1975 – 4@ 11.25m
World Waterski Slalom Record 1982 – 3@ 10.75m
World Waterski Slalom Record 1984 – 4.5@ 10.75m
US MASTERS Waterski Slalom Champion -1967,68,70,71,72,73,75
National Waterski Slalom Champion – 1965,68,71,72,73,74,75,77,82

RON SCARPA (USA)
Competed on every USA National Barefoot Team from 1978-2002
1982 Mens World Barefoot Jump Champion
1984 Mens World Barefoot Slalom Champion
1986 Mens World Barefoot Slalom Champion
1988 Mens World Barefoot Slalom Champion
1990 Mens World Barefoot Tricks Champion
1992 Mens World Barefoot Slalom, Tricks & Overall Champion
1996 Mens World Barefoot Tricks & Overall Champion
1998 Mens World Barefoot Tricks & Overall Champion
2000 Mens World Barefoot Tricks, Jump & Overall Champion

1980 Open Men Start Methods Record
1981 Open Men Start Methods Record
1980 Open Men Barefoot Slalom Record
1982 Open Men Barefoot Slalom Record
1982 Open Men Barefoot Tricks Record
1998 Open Men Barefoot Tricks Record
2000 Open Men Barefoot Tricks Record
2002 Open Men Barefoot Tricks Record

Further details will be available :

www.IWWFED.com
see Tournament and Barefoot tabs

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IWWF CONTACT :
Des Burke-Kennedy, Media Chairman, International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

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