urban dictionary has saved me from asking so many awkward questions
Lowkey, I’m actually such a dork
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.
I’ve been planning on doing this giveaway for a while and I finally have the chance to do it!
I’ll be giving away a Nikon D5100 and an iPhone 4S, they’re both in excellent conditions.
There will be two winners.
The 1st place winner gets to choose which prize they want.
The 2nd place winner gets either the camera or the iPhone (whichever the 1st place winner didn’t choose).
I’ll be shipping worldwide!
- Likes and reblogs count but if you do both you’ll have a better chance at winning.
- You don’t have to be following me but if you win and you ARE following me, I’ll buy you an iPhone case or a camera bag of your choosing (or anything else you’d like that is between the price range of those two things).
- Reblog as many times as you want just don’t spam your followers.
- You should already know that giveaway blogs don’t count.
- Have your ask box open so I can contact you in case you win.
I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winners. They’ll have 24 hours to message me back. You have until August 8th to reblog this. Good luck! <3
DATE MOVED TO AUGUST 8TH
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