Throwback Thursday - Kristi Overton Johnson Inducted into HOF in 2013
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of towed watersports, we will be highlighting several of our previous Hall of Fame inductees this summer.
Kristi Overton Johnson’s record-setting career propelled her to the Hall of Fame in 2013. During her career, she held the open women’s world record of 1@41off for 12 years, was a six-time US Masters Champion, a four-time U.S. Open Champion, and the 1999 Women’s World Slalom Champion.
“The defining moment of my career was definitely winning the Worlds in 1999,” Overton-Johnson said upon her retirement.
“[The world title] had eluded me for so long.
I had just been through so many injuries. I realized how fortunate I was to be on top of that podium when it was over. I looked out and saw my dad and my husband and so many incredible faces. It was such a wonderful feeling.”
Today, Kristi is involved in the waterski community with her organization “In His Wakes.” This program uses watersports activities to inspire at-risk youth and has impacted over 15,000 children! Click here for more information about Kristi’s ministry.
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