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'She is likely best known for her amazing free skate at the 1998 Winter Olympics- when she completed one bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this – not the only female figure skater- the only figure skater period. Surya was tired of being given consistently lower scores than her white counterparts- and she wasn't shy about it. She believed that this was exactly why she has been given a low score on her short program earlier in the day- and decided to send the judges a message. She was daring the judges to try and low ball her. Unfortunately- they still ruled the move was illegal and deducted it against her in her final score. She may have been unable to medal but she got the last laugh. After completing her free skate she turned her back to the judges- showing them just how much their opinions matter. '
I mention Surya Bonaly in my post about why I love the Winter Olympics- but since she is so amazing I thought you guys should know a little bit more about her.