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1994 Olympics: Tonya Harding Scandal

Tonya Harding was the hottest up-and-comer in figure skating when she clinched gold at the 1991 U.S. Championships by becoming the first American woman ever to successfully land a triple axel in competition. To this day, Harding is one of just a handful of women to do so, including current Olympian Mirai Nagasu.

Olympic flashback: Tonya Harding and the scandal that made her infamous

Prior to the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, a man attacked gold medal favorite Nancy Kerrigan in an attempt to injure her right leg. The video of the aftermath became infamous, as did the woman who the world believed was involved: Kerrigan’s rival on the ice, Tonya Harding.