24 Facts About Nancy Kerrigan

1.

Nancy Ann Kerrigan was born on October 13,1969 and is an American figure skater and actress.

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Nancy Kerrigan was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004.

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3.

At the Olympics, Nancy Kerrigan won the silver medal in a controversial showdown with gold medal winner Oksana Baiul.

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Nancy Kerrigan was coached by Theresa Martin until she was 16, then began working with Evy and Mary Scotvold after a brief period with Denise Morrissey.

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5.

Nancy Kerrigan'smedal was part of the first-ever sweep of the women's podium by a single country at the World Championships, as her teammates Kristi Yamaguchi and Tonya Harding won gold and silver, respectively.

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On January 6,1994, at the U S Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Kerrigan was the victim of a crime that brought her international fame far beyond the skating world.

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The conspirators' goal was to prevent Nancy Kerrigan from competing in both the National Championships and the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics.

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8.

Nancy Kerrigan recovered quickly from her injury and resumed her intensive training.

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9.

In late 2005, Nancy Kerrigan expressed objections to Shane Stant's wishes to have the attack removed from his record so he could join the Navy SEALs, which do not recruit anyone with a felony conviction.

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10.

Ladies single skating event of the 1994 Winter Olympics in the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre took place seven weeks after the attack, and Nancy Kerrigan skated what she considered to be the best two performances of her life in the short program and free skate.

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11.

Nancy Kerrigan appeared to display dissatisfaction and disappointment with her second-place finish.

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12.

Nancy Kerrigan elected not to attend the closing ceremonies at the Olympics.

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13.

Nancy Kerrigan'sagent claimed this was because Norwegian security had advised her to leave due to death threats that had been made against her, but this was later denied.

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14.

Nancy Kerrigan was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004.

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15.

In 1994, Nancy Kerrigan hosted Saturday Night Live, season 19 episode 15, featuring musical guest Aretha Franklin.

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16.

In 1995, Nancy Kerrigan had a guest appearance on Boy Meets World in the episode "Wrong Side of the Track" where she helps Eric Matthews discover his potential for skating in a dream sequence.

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17.

In 2004, Nancy Kerrigan sang a cover of "The Best" for a Tina Turner tribute album.

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18.

Nancy Kerrigan appeared in the Fox television program Skating with Celebrities and played a small part in the ice-skating comedy feature film Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell.

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19.

On July 10,2016, Nancy Kerrigan competed against Kayla Harrison on the "Battle of the Olympians" episode of the television program, Flea Market Flip .

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20.

On March 1,2017, Nancy Kerrigan was named as one of the contestants who would compete on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.

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21.

In December 2017, a fictional movie about Tonya Harding and the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, entitled I, Tonya, was released; Caitlin Carver played Nancy Kerrigan.

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22.

In January 2018, Nancy Kerrigan joined Inside Edition as their Super Bowl correspondent.

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23.

Nancy Kerrigan graduated from Stoneham High School and attended Emmanuel College in Boston to study business.

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24.

Nancy Kerrigan married her agent Jerry Solomon on September 9,1995, the year after she retired from competition.

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