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Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding
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Tonya Harding Biography

Harding is the notorious figure skater who arranged an attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan during the 1994 US Championships. Harding began skating as a toddler, and as an amateur skater won her first national title in 1991. Considered rough-edged but athletic, she became the first American woman to perform a triple axel jump in competition. During practices for the 1994 US Championships, Kerrigan was clubbed in the leg and injured by a mysterious assailant. Harding went on to win, but thanks to what was dubbed "The Whack Heard 'Round The World" she soon found herself in the middle of a criminal investigation. Harding was allowed to compete in the 1994 Olympics (she finished eighth; Kerrigan finished second to Oksana Baiul) but later admitted that she was involved with ex-husband Jeff Gillooly in a scheme to disable Kerrigan. Harding was stripped of her national championship and banned from amateur skating; Gillooly got two years in prison. The scandal hit its lurid peak when a personal video of their wedding night was sold through Penthouse magazine. Read Full Bio >>

Tonya Harding Trivia

  • Ice skater
  • Involved in clubbing Nancy Kerrigan in the knee during the Olympic tryouts in 1993.
  • Was arrested for beating up her boyfriend electrician Darren Silver. [2000]
  • A judge ordered that Tonya be evicted from her home for failing to pay the rent. Consequently, she and her dog were forced to live in her Corvette. Tonya said that there were problems with the house. [January 2002]
  • Measurements: 33B-24-37 (at time of her arrest), 36C-25-37 (after implants),(Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)


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    2007 Winter Hollywood Collectors Show

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    2007 Winter Hollywood Collectors Show

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