SURYA BONALY

Surya Bonaly is a former French figure skater who competed for France. 

Looking back at her time in Figure Skating, one can't help but see the rampant racism the judges across competitions had towards Surya Bonaly. They criticized her for being "too athletic" as well as focus too much on technique. She was a powerhouse talent- and should have had her fair chance. 

She is a three-time World silver medalist (1993–1995), a five-time European champion (1991–1995), the 1991 World Junior Champion, and a nine-time French national champion (1989–1997). Bonaly is the only female Olympic figure skater to land a backflip on only one blade; she performed it at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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