On October 13, 1969, Nancy Ann Kerrigan was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts. She is a skater from the United States. In addition to winning two Olympic medals, Nancy Kerrigan was the 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Champion.
When Kerrigan was nine years old, she took first place in the Boston Open figure skating competition. She persisted in her efforts, and at the junior U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1987, she finished in fourth place. This was the first step in her ascent to national recognition.
She excelled at jumping but struggled with the required figures. In 1988, the year of her senior season debut, she was ranked 12th nationally. She kept climbing the ranks, coming in fifth in 1989 and fourth in 1990.
Her most well-known incident involves Tonya Harding, a rival. The incident, which happened in January 1994, became one of the most well-known stories of the 1990s and made both skates well-known around the world. Below we have mentioned everything there is to know about the incident.
How Did Nancy Kerrigan Got Injured?
It’s difficult to imagine that one of the most brutal assaults on a sportsperson occurred nearly 30 years ago today. Nancy Kerrigan, a rising star in American figure skating, was assaulted on January 6, 1994, while she was passing through a hallway at Detroit’s Cobo Arena. With a telescopic baton, the attacker, later identified as Shane Stant, struck Kerrigan.
His goal was to seriously hurt Kerrigan so that she would be unable to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics and the current United States Figure Skating Championships.
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Later, it was discovered that the assault was the work of rival skater Tonya Harding, her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and his buddy Shawn Eckardt. The action was intended to prevent Kerrigan from competing because Harding was envious of her, ostensibly so that Harding could take all the credit.
Harding and Kerrigan both competed in the Olympics after recovering in time. Harding was one of the most likable and well-liked Olympians of all time until he was abruptly permanently barred from U.S. figure skating. He also plead guilty to the charge of “conspiracy to hinder prosecution” in the attack of Nancy Kerrigan.
Have a look at the official tweet by 30 for 30 below.
25 years ago today, Tonya Harding plead guilty to the charge of “conspiracy to hinder prosecution” in the attack of Nancy Kerrigan. pic.twitter.com/YqjOC5CFfm
— 30 for 30 (@30for30) March 16, 2019
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