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Omnisport Logo Omnisport | Slide 3 of 11: A whodunit to rival any television drama - with Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding playing an infamous villain's role.Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were gilded rivals in the United States' ice skating team ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, so news that Kerrigan had been attacked with a police baton just a month before the Lillehammer Games shocked the sport.Kerrigan recovered to win silver in Norway - her assailants had not been able to break her leg as planned - but the story became a sensation when it emerged Harding had been behind the attack.Having placed eighth in the Olympics, perhaps with the colossal weight of guilt hindering her, Harding was later banned for life and stripped of the US Championship title she won while Kerrigan had been sidelined.

Tonya Harding

A whodunit to rival any television drama - with Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding playing an infamous villain's role.Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were gilded rivals in the United States' ice skating team ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, so news that Kerrigan had been attacked with a police baton just a month before the Lillehammer Games shocked the sport. Kerrigan recovered to win silver in Norway - her assailants had not been able to break her leg as planned - but the story became a sensation when it emerged Harding had been behind the attack. Having placed eighth in the Olympics, perhaps with the colossal weight of guilt hindering her, Harding was later banned for life and stripped of the US Championship title she won while Kerrigan had been sidelined.
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