they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck
Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.
Nash Grier compilation of comebacks
"he probably shaves her arms while she sleeps"
Blaine proposing to Disney Princesses plus Gaston
I wish he would just miss catching that cup and it hits him on his pretty little head…maybe in the gagreel…
Yeahhh… I think Hiddleston’s hand-eye game is pretty good.
No one get’s lynched for exfoliating is the greatest come back I’ve ever witnessed.
THANK YOU SAMANTHA WOJSZNIS.
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setting the record straight
Oh look, the media casually blaming underaged girls for their unwilling involvement with adult men
you go girl
I don’t watch the show but I don’t care, this is AWESOME
I’m pretty sure they had this video deleted from youtube, because it used to be there, and then one day I was looking for it to show to someone, and it was nowhere to be found. It will however live on in gifs forever.
The blond chick is just leaning back grinning and the other girl is getting excited and then there’s just the dude in the middle going
"I fucked up."
I am fairly convinced that Red Pandas are not real.
THEY ARE LIKE CHILDREN WITH TAILS