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Janet Gray.... as an athlete;

By hard work, sheer determination and love of the sport Janet reached the pinnacle of disabled water skiing by winning the World Disabled Water Ski Championships in the three disciplines. (Slalom, tricks and jumps) and became the overall World Champion and World Record holder in all three disciplines. She was World Champion in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

But the vagaries of life hadn't finished with Janet just yet and life took another turn in the guise of a steel jump ramp which Janet hit whilst water skiing at 40mph during winter training in Tampa, Florida.

Such was the force of the impact that her survival was considered impossible but Janet's strength and determination once again came into play and the faint signs of life turned into hope and despite sustaining multiple serious injuries, Janet survived.

Doctors were highly skeptical about her chances of ever walking again! However, they were dealing with a woman who personifies determination and after three long, painful years of intensive rehabilitation and numerous surgeries she stunned the sporting world by not only getting back on her feet, but donning the water-skis once again.

The journey was long and hard with many turns, but to the astonishment of fans, family and experts Janet, once again, took victory at the 2007 World Disabled Water Ski Championships in Townsville, Australia.