Tonya Harding took the ice skating world by storm in so many ways. The two-time Olympian was also the 1991 U.S. champion and 1991 World Championship silver medalist. One of her biggest accomplishments: being the first woman in the world to ever execute two triple Axels.
She also contributed to a black mark on the U.S. Figure Skating Association, the association that banned her for life in 1994. That year, just weeks before the 1994 Olympics, Harding’s rival was beaten in her knee with a crowbar. Harding was thought to have played a part in that attack but said she didn’t know about it beforehand. Her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, allegedly hired the man who took the crowbar to the popular Kerrigan’s knee. She pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution in the attack, the New York Times reports. Harding got three years’ probation for the incident.
Harding, who had a rough-around-the-edges