Surya Bonaly (born December 15, 1973) is a former French figure skater. 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).
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- I'd rather skate naked than wear fur.
- I don’t know if race made it more difficult, but definitely it made me stronger, knowing that I [had] no excuse [for] making mistakes or being kind of so-so, because maybe I [wouldn’t] be accepted as a white person [would’ve been]. But if [I was] better, they had no choice but to accept it and say, ‘She did so well.’
- From the ESPN documentary Rebel on Ice (2015); as quoted in "The Rebellious, Back-Flipping Black Figure Skater Who Changed the Sport Forever", in the New Republic (18 August 2015).