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Surya Bonaly ice skating backflip gif


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You'd see a lot more like this but backflips haven't been allowed in competition since 1976. 

This was Surya Bonaly in 1998.

She did this as an FU to judges. They banned backflips because you had to land all jumps on one foot.

They constantly marked her down for no reason.

More info on why this moment was so badass: 

http://groupthink.jezebel.com/surya-bonaly-was-the-biggest-bad-ass-in-winter-olympics-1517897822

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