Janet Gray

In March of 2004, Janet had a major accident while winter training in Tampa, Florida, which knocked her out of competition for 3 years. Not only did Janet survive the near fatal accident, but got back on her feet and went on to regain her titles in 2007.

  • World Disabled Water Ski Champion 2007.
  • Irish Wake Board Tour Rooky Champion (able bodied) 1998 and 1999
  • World Record holder in all 3 disciplines of slalom, tricks and jump.
  • Name
  • Janet Gray
  • Sport
  • Water Skiing
  • D.O.B
  • 16-8-62
  • Achievements
  • World Disabled Water Ski Champion 1999
  • World Disabled Water Ski Champion 2001
  • World Disabled Water Ski Champion 2003
  • Honours
  • M.B.E. New Years Honours 2002
  • Hon. Doctorate, Queens University Belfast 2004
  • Freeman of the City of Lisburn 2009.
  • Belfast Telegraph Sports Personality of the Year with a Disability 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2007
  • Lisburn Sporting Legend and inducted into Sporting Hall of Fame 2001
  • Irish Tatler Awards, Northern Ireland Woman of the Year 2002.
  • Titanic Achievement Award 2007
  • Inspiration of the Nation 2007
  • Sports Personality of the Year, Lisburn 2002 and 2007