Podcast: Surya Bonaly - a figure skating pioneer

About this episode

She landed a backflip at the Olympics in 1998 to cap a memorable career. French figure skating legend Surya Bonaly wants to be remembered as a pioneer - not as a rebel. She talks about her refusal to go on the podium in 1994, discrimination as a black skater, and why she never gave up.

"It is important to follow what you think is good for you... even if it's hard."

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.