By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
Surya Bonaly, French-American former figure skater 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 began skating in Nice before relocating to Paris. Early reports said that Gailhaguet discovered Bonaly when she was a 10-year-old skater at a public session, but years later, she said she had wanted to skate in Gailhaguet’s competitive skating group and actually asked to participate.
Surya Bonaly 1998 Olympics