Surya Bonaly


Surya Bonaly Bio

Who is Surya Bonaly

French and American figure skater, Surya Bonaly is remembered for being the first female figure skater to attempt a quadruple jump. She bagged a silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships, three times and positioned 4th at the 1994 Winter Olympics and 5th at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Early Life (Childhood)

She was adopted when she was eighteen months old. Her parents Suzanne and Georges Bonaly, who gave her the name Surya. Her mother was her first skating coach. She later took training under Didier Gailhaguet, the President of the French Ice Sports Federation. In 1986, she won the World Junior Tumbling Championships.

Interesting Facts

Surya Bonaly is best known for only skaters who can land a backflip on one foot on the ice. She did her trademark backflip at the 1998 Olympics. Through her earnings, she has maintained a pretty of bank balance. She has a staggering net worth of $3 million which is increasing per passing day.

Personal Life

She started seeing with skating coach Pete Biver in October 2014. The duo got engaged on September 18, 2016. She is a vegetarian and became the parts of PETA ads in both English and French, against Canada's seal hunt and the fur trade.


She represented France at the World Championships, European Championships, and World Junior Championships and wins six gold, six silver, and bronze.


So far, she has not been the part of any rumor or controversy.