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Surya Bonaly

Edan shares what Olympic greatness is all about with a French figure skater who didn’t win Gold but should have. Learn all about the amazing Surya Bonaly!

Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are – Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Leah Leach and Edan.
  • Bonnie has already talked about Gertrude Ederle
  • Get to know you question – if you could win a gold medal in anything not sports related what would it be?
  • Bonnie freaks out about shingles…again
  • Edan’s superhuman abilities
  • Edan’s 1 Cool Olympic Gal is Surya Bonaly
  • Surya should have gotten gold but didn’t
  • Winter Olympics in the 90’s
  • Born in 1973 in France
  • Adopted
  • Rename Surya (means Sun in Sanskrit)
  • Birth mother & father
  • Adopted parents lived off the grid
  • Surya was an active toddler
  • Focused on skating and gymnastics at the age of 4
  • 1984 she watched the Winter Olympics
  • Broke her ankle
  • Joined the French National Team in Figure Skating
  • Back flip on ice
  • Tumbling award 1986
  • Awards
  • 1992 First Olympics
  • Costumes (pics below)
  • Judges didn’t like her
  • Body types
  • 1994 Olympics
  • 1998 Olympics
  • Did the back flip! (video below)
  • October 2020 interview (Olympics.com)
  • “Don’t take no for an answer”
  • “Exactly what the Olympic greatness is all about” Edan
  • Simone Biles vault
  • G.O.A.T. (For the Win Article about Simone Biles wear her G.O.A.T. leos to mess with her haters)

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