About the Tonya and Nancy Figure Skating Scandal:
Just before the 1994 Olympics, right after a practice session at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit hard with a hard object on her knee. The accident made it impossible for her to compete and Tonya Harding won the Championship Ladies event.
Shortly after that, it was alleged that Tonya Harding might have been part of the conspiracy to hurt Nancy. Tonya was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life.
"Tonya and Nancy" and the Media:
The "Kerrigan Attack" increased the popularity of figure skating. A novel was written, followed by a musical play, and a few television movies were made about the incident.
About Tonya Harding:
- 4th - 1992 Olympics
- 2nd - 1991 Worlds
- 1st - 1991 US Nationals
Harding also won the United States National Figure Skating Championships in 1994, but all records of her winning that title have been erased.