Whatever Happened To Winter Olympics Rivals Nancy Kerrigan And Tonya Harding?
The 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway are now mostly remembered for the bitter rivalry between American figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.
Leading up to the games, Kerrigan had been brutally attacked by an associate of Harding’s, and almost didn’t compete in the games. Suspicion fell on Harding as being behind the attack, but nothing was ever proved.
Here is the story of that rivalry, and what happened after the games to two of the most famous figure skaters in the world.
A Friendly Rivalry
Harding and Kerrigan started out, believe it or not, on friendly terms. Both entering competitive figure skating at around the same time, the pair were initially on friendly terms. To begin with, it was Harding who won the plaudits, being the first female in the history of figure skating to achieve the infamous triple axel – a feat she was never able to replicate in competition again.