Sylvie Maurial won her first French national title when she was thirteen years old. She went on to be a dominant force in European and World water skiing into the first half of the decade of the 1970s.
In the European championships, Sylvie won six gold medals in all disciplines, was overall champion in 1970, 1971 and 1973, and, in addition, captured four silver and seven bronze medals.
She participated in four World Championships as a member of the French team, culminating with her victory in the Slalom event at the 1973 World Tournament in Bogota. In addition to that gold medal, she won four silver and two bronze medals in World competition.
At the water skiing demonstration event in the 1972 Olympics in Kiel, Sylvie became the Olympic champion in jump and won the bronze medal in tricks.
After her retirement from competition, Sylvie married fellow French team member Jean Michel Jamin, and together they have built the famous water ski training center in Lacaneau. Her involvement with skiing has continued on an official level, serving for over a decade on the board of the French Water Ski Federation, working as a judge, and helping to organize the annual French Masters at Lacaneau.
The story of water skiing continues to be written in the Jamin-Maurial family, as their daughter won the 2002 edition of the French Masters.
It is my pleasure to announce the induction into the International Water Ski Hall of Fame of World and Olympic water ski champion Sylvie Maurial.