58 Facts About Tonya Harding

1. Tonya Harding believed she might not make the Olympic team because of bias that favored Kerrigan.

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2. Tonya Harding defined the "Defender" as a person or persons who sympathiz with the working poor, a group including the white underclass.

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3. Tonya Harding paid for my skating for a couple of years.

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4. Tonya Harding said "I've had it easy, compared to poor Tonya.

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5. Tonya Harding reported that Harding still held to her statement from her press-conference given on January 27, 1994: "I had no prior knowledge of the planned assault on Nancy Kerrigan.

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6. On January 18, 1994, Tonya Harding submitted to questioning by the district attorney and FBI with her lawyers.

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7. Tonya Harding was arrested and spent a short time in prison.

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8. In 2018 Tonya Harding was a contestant on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place.

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9. Tonya Harding was raised in Portland, and began skating at age three.

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10. Tonya Harding was born in Portland, Oregon, where she grew up and trained in figure skating as a teen.

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11. Tonya Harding came to the public's attention after getting involved in the attack of a fellow skater, Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

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12. Tonya Harding shed her underdog image after making the cut for the Dancing With the Stars: Athletes finale.

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13. Tonya Harding made her way to the headlines after winning the 1991 US Figure Skating Championship.

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14. In the 2008 book The Tonya Tapes, Tonya Harding told an interviewer that during the first few days of the Kerrigan investigation, Gillooly and his goons took her into the mountains to frighten her into silence.

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15. Tonya Harding is the inelegant outsider whose success stems largely from her own grit.

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16. In the movie, Tonya Harding was shot and she actually was in real life.

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17. As the movie, I, Tonya, shows, Tonya Harding was beaten as a child by her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden, and then hit by her ex-husband during their marriage.

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18. Tonya Harding was the first American figure skater to successfully land a triple axel jump during a competition.

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19. Tonya Harding skated at the 1992 Olympics, but she finished fourth, and, likely, it stuck in her craw.

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20. Tonya Harding has had a life of hardships and controversies.

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21. Tonya Harding won the event during the 1994 US Figure Skating Championship in Detroit because her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by an assailant during the practice session, who only bruised her leg.

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22. Tonya Harding became the member of the American ice skating team for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway.

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23. Tonya Harding started her skating career in the 80s and by 1986, was placed sixth at the US Figure Skating Championships.

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24. Tonya Harding is the first American woman to successfully complete a triple axel jump in competition.

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25. Tonya Harding won the US Figure Skating Championships and was placed second at the World Championships in 1991.

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26. Tonya Harding published an autobiography The Tonya Tapes in 2008.

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27. Tonya Harding was involved in an attack that Shane Stant carried out on Nancy Kerrigan on the 6 January 1994.

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28. Tonya Harding finished 8th with team member Nancy Kerrigan winning silver.

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29. Tonya Harding finished eighth in Lillehammer, while Kerrigan, by then fully recovered from the injury, won the silver medal behind Oksana Baiul from Ukraine.

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30. Tonya Harding won that event, and she and Kerrigan were both selected for the 1994 Olympic team.

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31. Tonya Harding was sentenced to three years probation for hindering an investigation.

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32. Tonya Harding competed as a professional boxer from 2003 to 2004.

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33. In 2004, Tonya Harding lost a match on a pay-per-view special and retired.

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34. In 1994, Tonya Harding was part of the Olympic team in Lillehammer, Norway.

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35. Tonya Harding was born in Portland, Oregon, on November 12, 1970.

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36. Tonya Harding won her first national title in 1991, becoming the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition.

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37. In 1991, Tonya Harding won her first national skating title and became the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition.

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38. In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding became the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition.

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39. Tonya Harding admitted to obstructing the investigation of Nancy Kerrigan's assault, her name is often first associated with the 1994 scandal.

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40. Since leaving skating and boxing, Tonya Harding has worked as a welder, a painter at a metal fabrication company, and a hardware sales clerk at Sears.

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41. In January 1992, Tonya Harding told Terry Richard "Jeff always put food on the table and a roof over my head.

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42. In September 1986, Tonya Harding began a relationship with 17-year-old Jeff Gillooly; they moved into a starter home together in 1988 when he worked in distribution at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

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43. In April 2018, Tonya Harding was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars.

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44. In 2002, Tonya Harding boxed against Paula Jones on the Fox TV network Celebrity Boxing event, winning the fight.

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45. Tonya Harding has appeared on television, on the game show The Weakest Link: "15 Minutes of Fame Edition" in 2002 along with Kato Kaelin, and in March 2008 became a commentator for TruTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest.

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46. On October 29, 1996, Tonya Harding received media attention after using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to help revive an 81-year-old woman, Alice Olson, who collapsed at a bar in Portland while playing video poker.

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47. In 1994, Tonya Harding was cast in a low-budget action film, Breakaway.

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48. Tonya Harding was stripped of the 1994 US Championship title and banned for life from participating in USFSA events as either skater or coach.

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49. On March 16, 1994, Tonya Harding pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution as a Class C felony offense at a Multnomah County court hearing.

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50. When asked about Gillooly, Tonya Harding said "I never did anything to hurt [Jeff].

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51. On January 18, 1994, Tonya Harding submitted to questioning by the district attorney and FBI, with her lawyers.

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52. On January 8, Tonya Harding won the US Ladies' Singles title; she and Kerrigan were then both selected for the 1994 Olympic team.

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53. On March 29 Tonya Harding placed sixth in the 1992 World Championships, although she had a better placement at the November 1992 Skate Canada International event finishing fourth.

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54. On March 1, 1992, Tonya Harding gave Teachman a summary dismissal and returned to Diane Rawlinson to be coached by her.

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55. Tonya Harding would finish second behind Kristi Yamaguchi, and in front of Nancy Kerrigan, marking the first time one country swept the ladies medal podium at the World Figure Skating Championships.

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56. Tonya Harding trained as a figure skater throughout her youth with coach Diane Rawlinson.

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57. Tonya Harding claimed that her parents were in denial about Davison's behavior and told her not to press criminal charges against him.

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58. In January 1994, Tonya Harding became embroiled in controversy when her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, orchestrated an attack on fellow US Olympian Nancy Kerrigan.

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