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Roby Zucchi throughout the decade of the 1970s was recognized as one of the world's finest slalom skiers. Despite competing in all three events as a member of the Italian Team in 1967, 1969 and 1971 and placing as high as fourth overall, his reputation remained that of a slalom specialist. In that event he finally achieved the title of World Champion in 1975.
Roby was particularly dominant in slalom in the European championships, where he won that event in more than half of the years between 1968 and 1976.
Following his retirement from competition in 1977, Roby has been active in the Italian Water Ski Federation, serving on technical and competition committees, as vice-president, and, for the last three years, as president of the Federation.
I am pleased to announce the induction of one of water skiing's finest slalom skiers in to the International Hall of Fame: Roby Zucchi.