Tonya HardingAthlete, Ice Skater (1970)
Tonya Harding is an American figure skater who destroyed her future in the game when she was involved in the assault on individual skater Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Olympic trials.
Who Is Tonya Harding?
Nancy Kerrigan AttackIn January 1994, Tonya Harding earned reputation when her ex, Jeff Gillooly, employed a hired gunman to ambush individual U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. The assault genuinely wounded Kerrigan's kneecap and quadriceps ligament and kept her from taking an interest in the U.S. Titles.
Tonya Harding confessed to preventing the examination concerning Kerrigan's assault, which enabled her to keep away from prison time. Under the supplication deal, Tonya Harding was deprived of her '94 national title and prohibited from contending in the U.S. forever. In spite of her knee damage, Kerrigan proceeded to win the silver award at the 1994 Olympic Games.
Tonya Harding TodaySince 1994, Tonya Harding has sought the spotlight in different ways, including a few TV visitor appearances on shows, for example, Rosanne, Larry King Live and The Weakest Link. She has likewise taken part in broadcast big name fights, accumulating acclaim for her triumphant session against Paula Jones on the mainstream FOX indicate Celebrity Boxing in 2002.
Tonya Harding made her official presentation as an expert fighter — a vocation she would hold just quickly — in February 2003, losing the undercard match of the Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne session in a four-round choice. In 2008 she was a reporter on the mainstream truTV program The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest.
Tonya Harding keeps on skating today, and as per her site, she can at present do the triple axel. "I just want to be me, and skating is me," the skater said, as per her site. "I would prefer not to contend. I'd like to have my very own skating appear, however."
Tonya Harding MovieA dark comedy about Tonya Harding's life, I, Tonya, was discharged in December 2017. Featuring Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, the film investigates the skater's best youth, proficient climb into the game and the aftermath after the Nancy Kerrigan assault.
The next month brought the two-hour ABC unique, Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, in which she talked about her vexed association with her mom, her response to seeing her life sensationalized on the extra large screen and the episode that moved her to notoriety.
In trailers for the extraordinary, Tonya Harding conceded that she "realized that something was up" with respect to an arranged assault, yet demanded that she was a pawn in the plan. "I am dependably the terrible individual and I never comprehended that," she said.
'Dancing with the Stars'In April 2018, Tonya Harding was named to the cast of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, close by 2018 U.S. figure skating Olympian Adam Rippon and resigned sports greats like basketballer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The choice was said to be a dubious one, however, as a Tonya Harding companion told People, "Tonya gets appraisals. God knows, she gets appraisals."
Tonya Harding Early Life and CareerFigure skater and fighter Tonya Maxine Tonya Harding were born in Portland, Oregon, on November 12, 1970. The girl of LaVona and Al Tonya Harding, she started skating at three years old and dropped out of secondary school amid her sophomore year to seek after the game. She would later acquire her GED.
Tonya Harding won her first national title in 1991, additionally turning into the main American lady to finish a triple axel in the rivalry. She proceeded to take the silver award at the big showdowns, setting forth at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France (the previous Winter Games to be held an indistinguishable year from the Summer Olympic Games), and gain her second national title, winning gold at the 1994 U.S. Titles.
Tonya Harding Personal LifeTonya Harding was married to initially spouse Jeff Gillooly, who confessed to helping Tonya Harding plan the Kerrigan assault, from 1990 until 1993, when the couple separated. She was hitched to Michael Smith from 1995 to 1996.
In June 2010, Tonya Harding wedded the third spouse Joseph Jens Price and turned into a mother out of the blue on February 27, 2011, when she brought forth the couple's first youngster, a child.