Comments on another thread reminded me of some of the delightful stories (ie baldfaced lies) told by Didier Gailhaguet about Surya Bonaly starting in 1989 (born on Reunion, never cut her hair, only ate seeds and nuts etc etc etc).
With that in mind I decided to start a thread compiling other lies told by him about Surya. In the true Gailhaguet spirit, these don't actually have to correspond with anything he ever said.
nb, no hating! I'm a big Bonaly fan from way back so these are offered in affection
I'll start off:
She sleeps hangng upside down like a bat.
She would never take a car to a competition and would hitchhike instead.
Is both colorblind and synesthesic = so that orange sounds just like green to her.
She once received a marriage proposal from Gerard Depardieu.
She briefly ran a walnut orchard.
She loved skating figures but unfortunately was not allowed to practice them by her religion.
She could benchpress 350 pounds.