Tonya Harding is skating over remorse


Tonya Harding is skating over remorse

Carla Harmon
January 12, 2018

After a practice session on January 6, 1994, someone tried to break US figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan's legs.

A jubilant Tonya Harding is acknowledged by the crowd as she comes out of her successful triple axel on her way to winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Feb. 16, 1991, in Minneapolis.

Golden is portrayed in the film as being emotionally and physically abusive toward Harding (played by Margot Robbie), ostensibly in an effort to groom a champion. Harding continues to train for the Olympics Jan. 27, 1994: Harding admits she failed to report things she knew about the assault on Kerrigan. "I, Tonya" suggests that, in some ways, it's Tonya who is the victim.

For the next several days in 1994, the investigation and drama played out as it was ultimately discovered that those responsible for the freakish attack were connected to rival skater Tonya Harding.


She was a guest of honor at the award show and also became a subject of ABC News special that aired on Thursday night in which And LaVona "Sandy" Golden (role played by Allison Janney) weighed in on the film.

In other words, the 90s are back baby! "I don't think that there was more than one day a week, sometimes, that I didn't get beaten", Harding tells ABC in the special.

Harding, recently admitted to having knowledge of the attack, in the TV documentary Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story. She had to pay a $160,000 fine and was sentenced to three years' probation and 500 hours community service.

Harding said Golden has never met her son.


In addition, she was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

They took their Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan fandom to a whole new level.

Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively. "I can't believe that she said that". Vincent Almavy, AFP U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding reads from a prepared text during a press conference.

Ironically, Price's NYT profile ends with the author Taffy Brodesser-Akner writing, "With her head against my chest, I leaned down and hugged her". AFP/Getty Images American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, left, looks in the direction of teammate Tonya Harding during their practice session before the women's technical program got underway later in the day in Hamar, Norway on February 23, 1994. Kerrigan was able to compete in the Olympics, however, and won silver, while Harding finished eighth.


"It's scary playing a real life person especially when that person is still very much alive", she confessed. The assailant was later found to have been hired by Harding's first ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt.

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