Surya is a French professional figure skater 3-times runner up World Champion (1993, 1994, 1995), 5-times European champion (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) and 9-times Champion of France (from 1989 to 1997), Surya Bonaly is well-known for her ability to accomplish ambitious jumps and extremely difficult combinations.


She was the first skater to attempt a quadruple jump in an official competition and the first to succeed jumps such as the triple lutze with toe loop and the triple flip with toe loop. She retired after the Nagano Olympic Games in 1998 and now skates in galas throughout the world.