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1999

Maria Victoria Carrasco

Maria Victoria Carrasco
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Maria Victoria Carrasco was the first of the Carrasco sisters to appear on the water skiing scene and almost immediately took her place as the foremost trick skier in the Women's division.

 

Maria Victoria competed in the World Championships as a member of the Venezuelan team in 1971 and from 1975 to 1979 and became the first Woman to win gold medals in a single event in three consecutive World tournaments. She also set the first recognized Women's World Record in tricks in 1975 and went on to set two additional records in 1977 and 1979. In her last World tournament in 1977, Maria Victoria was able to capture a silver medal in Women's Overall.

 

Following her successful career as a competitive skier, Maria Victoria published a water ski magazine, Esqui Acuatico, to help promote the sport in South America.

 

I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of Venezuela's three- time World Champion trick skier, Maria Victoria Carrasco.