Skating: Bonaly nears perfection

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Surya Bonaly, the defending champion, gave a dazzling final performance yesterday to come from behind and win the women's single skating in the 1993 NHK International Figure Skating competition at Chiba, in Japan. Bonaly, who was second in the 1993 World Figure Skating Championship in Prague in March, had been lying third after the technical program but in the free skating she was superb. For technical merit, she received a score of 5.8 from five judges and finished with a 2.5 factored placement. 'I am quite satisfied with my performance today as I've been suffering from a cold and am still not in good condition,' the Frenchwoman said.