Chantal Amade-Escot is an example of the kind of individual who is the envy of all international sports organizations: the champion athlete who moves effectively into officiating and administration at the end of her competitive career.
As an athlete, Chantal was a member of the French national team from 1970 to 1984, placing well in the World Championships from 1973 to 1979, and earning 24 French national titles and six European titles during that period.
Since then the sport has benefitted from her twelve years as a first class judge, including service as Assistant Chief judge at'a World Cup and the European Championships, and her contributions to the organization of many tournaments including the 1985 World Championships in Toulouse. For the past seven years Chantal has served with distinction as Secretary General of the IWSF.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of the immediate past Secretary-General of the International Water Ski Federation: Chantal Amade-Escot.