Surya Bonaly

Surya Bonaly (Figure Skater), born on December 15, 1973 in Nice, France. Surya Bonaly's age 44 years & Zodiac Sign Sagittarius, nationality French (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Black. Let's check, How Tall is Surya Bonaly?

Surya Bonaly Bio

  • Birth Name:Surya Bonaly
  • First Name: Surya
  • Last Name: Bonaly
  • Age: 44 years
  • Birth Date: December 15, 1973
  • Birth Place: Nice, France
  • Country: France
  • Nationality: French
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
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  • Surya Bonaly Height

    5 ft 1 in (155 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 ft 1 in
    Height (in Centimeters)155 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)48 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)106 lbs

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    Why did Surya Bonaly do a backflip?

    1997–1998 season: Third Olympics Unable to complete her planned routine or a successful triple Lutz due to injury, she decided to perform a backflip with a split landing on one blade during the free skate. (This move is now dubbed a “Bonaly”). Backflips had been banned since 1976 from competitions held under ISU rules.

    Why did Surya Bonaly take off her medal?

    Bonaly was confident that the judges would award her the gold medal as she focused on her femininity and gracefulness rather than her triple and quadruple jumps (Duzyj, 2019). Frustrated with the judges and the outcome, she refused to stand on the podium and took off her silver medal (Duzyj, 2019).

    What is Surya Bonaly doing today?

    Bonaly became an American citizen in 2004 and lives in Las Vegas. There, she coaches skating at the Las Vegas Ice Center. “I’ve been in Las Vegas since end of 1999,” she told CY Interview in 2020.

    Did Surya Bonaly win an Olympic medal?

    Bonaly participated in three Winter Olympics, and though she never medalled at the Games, she is still considered one of the greats from the sport, as the five-time European champion and winner of three silver medals in the World Figure Skating Championships.

    Surya Bonaly is a former French figure skater who competed for France. She is a three-time World silver medalist, a five-time European champion, the 1991 World Junior Champion, and a nine-time French national champion . Bonaly is the only Olympic figure skater to land a backflip on only one blade; she performed it at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Bonaly was born in Nice, France on December 15, 1973. Initially named Claudine, she was adopted at 18 months old by Suzanne and Georges Bonaly, who gave her the name Surya. Suzanne worked as a physical education teacher and Georges as an architect for the government. The couple initially told the media that their daughter had been born on the island of Réunion because they thought this origin sounded more “exotic”. When Surya approached the age of 18 and began researching her birth history, her parents admitted that Surya’s biological mother had been from the island but that Surya herself had not been born there. Didier Gailhaguet, who was Bonaly’s first coach of her competitive career, admitted fabricating the story because he thought it would interest the press.

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