Surya Bonaly a black French-American three-time World silver medalist, a five-time European champion, the 1991 World Junior Champion and a nine-time French national champion. Surya became best known for her amazing free skate at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where she performed her one bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this. Learn about more athletes. African American History in the Winter Olympics Games.