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Perhaps the first Australian water skier to achieve international recognition, Bruce Cockburn represented Australia at the World Championships from 1967 to 1977 and was the Men's World Trick Champion in 1969.
With that victory, Bruce became the first individual from the Asian-Australasian Region to win a gold medal in the World Championships, and he retained that unique distinction until fellow countryman Geoff Carrington won the Men's Jumping in 1985. Bruce medalled again in Tricks in 1973 and in Jumping in 1975.
Bruce continues to compete in Senior divisions while actively participating in the administration of the sport as Australian Technical Director and as a member of the Australian Tournament Council for the last fifteen years.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of Australia's first international champion: Bruce Cockburn.