Tonya Harding

Figure Skater
Born Nov 12, 1970

Tonya Maxine Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991 she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships. She was the second woman, and the first American woman, to complete a triple axel jump in competition.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tonya Harding.


1970 Birth Born on November 12, 1970.


1986 15 Years Old Harding began working her way up the competitive skating ladder in the mid-1980s, placing sixth at the 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, fifth in 1987 and 1988, and third in 1989.
1990 19 Years Old 1 More Event
She was considered a strong contender at the 1990 U.S. Figure Skating Championships after having won Skate America 1989, but she had a poor free skate as a result of suffering from the flu and asthma, and dropped from second place after the original program to finish seventh overall. … Read More


…  In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships. … Read More
1992 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, she placed third in the U.S. Championships after twisting her ankle in practice.
1993 22 Years Old In the 1993 season, she skated poorly in the U.S. Championships and failed to qualify for the World Championship team.
In 1994, she was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association and pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution following the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. … Read More
1995 24 Years Old 1 More Event
A one-off promotional musical event was unsuccessful when Harding and her band, the Golden Blades, were booed off the stage in their only performance, in 1995 in Portland, Oregon.
1996 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She had a part in a 1996 crime-film titled Breakaway, playing the girlfriend of a criminal.


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 23, 2004, it was reported that she canceled a planned boxing match against Tracy Carlton in Oakland, California, because of an alleged death threat against her.
2008 37 Years Old In her 2008 autobiography, The Tonya Tapes, Harding said that she wanted to call the FBI to reveal what she knew, but refused when Gillooly allegedly threatened her with death following a gunpoint gang rape by him and two other men she did not know. … Read More
2010 39 Years Old On August 12, 2010, Harding set a new land speed record for a vintage gas coupe with a speed of 97.177 mph driving a 1931 Ford Model A, named Lickity-Split, on the Bonneville Salt Flats.


2011 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 11, 2011, it was announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
2014 43 Years Old In 2014, Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen created the The Nancy Kerrigan And Tonya Harding Museum in their Brooklyn, NY apartment. … Read More
2016 45 Years Old On March 21, 2016, it was announced that Australian actress Margot Robbie would portray Harding in the upcoming biographical film, I, Tonya.
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