Nancy Kerrigan, the United States' best female figure skater and one of the goldmedal favorites for the 1994 Olympics, was attacked after practice today by an unidentified man who struck her on the right knee with a blunt object and escaped. Tonya Harding, Nancy's competitor, pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution in the attack of Kerrigan. This showed how the 1990s was a very competitive decade for sports and people would do anything to get ahead.
Today In History: January 8: 1994: Tonya Harding championship controversy - Tonya Harding wins the ladies' U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit, MI, a day after Nancy Kerrigan drops out because of a clubbing attack that injured her right knee. The U.S. Figure Skating Association later took the title from Harding because of her involvement in the attack.
Today in 1994 - Tonya Harding won the ladies' U.S. Figure #Skating Championship one day after rival #skater Nancy Kerrigan dropped out due to a knee injury sustained in a clubbing attack. How many of you have fallen victim to an evil figure skating attack orchestrated by a fellow team member? Us too! #SSLLC #TodayInHistory