Ana Maria Carrasco
The youngest of the Carrasco sisters, all of whom were world-class trick skiers, Ana Maria was the only one of the three to achieve the goal of World Overall Champion. She earned the coveted title in 1983, although placing second in tricks that year combined with a third in slalom and a fifteenth place in jumping.
Ana Maria competed in the World Championships as a member of the Venezuelan team from 1979--the year in which her sister, Maria Victoria Carrasco, retired from World competition-until 1987, winning seven medals in the process. Four of the medals were in the trick skiing event, including a gold medal in 1981. Only once in the five World Championships she entered did she fail to obtain a medal in the event. From 1981 to 1984 she was ranked first in the World Standings list in both Women's Overall and Women's Tricks, and during that same period she established five World trick records.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of Venezuela's Women's World Champion: Ana Maria Carrasco.