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Simon Khoury is another of the handful of distinguished champion water skiers who has effectively turned his attention to administration as his competitive career came to a close.
One of the world's outstanding slalom skiers, winning four silver and one bronze medal in that event while representing Lebanon in the World Championships from 1953 to 1963 , Simon has since introduced and organized water skiing in the Middle East, As President of the Royal Jordanian Water Ski Federation for the past twenty-seven years, he has promoted twenty-eight international water ski festivals and three European championships . He has been active in the Disabled Council and has hosted a European Championships for the Disabled in Jordan. Simon was also one of the world's foremost show skiers, acting as show director for Cypress Gardens and skiing there in over 6000 shows.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of a champion slalom skier, flamboyant showman, and dedicated administrator: Simon Khoury.