Tonya Harding Biography
(American Former Figure Skater)
Birthday: November 12, 1970 (Scorpio)
Born In: Portland, Oregon, United States
Tonya Harding is a retired American figure skater, who won the ‘US Championship’ in 1991 and 1994. She gained prominence as a skater in 1989, when she won the ‘Skate America’ competition. After a controversy in 1994, Tonya was forced to quit figure skating, and turned her attention towards boxing. Tonya became a professional boxer in 2003. Her popularity increased when she started appearing in films and TV shows, which made her an international celebrity. What made her a national celebrity though was the 1994 incident when Tonya’s main competitor Nancy Kerrigan was mysteriously attacked just before the ‘National Championship.’ Tonya used her notoriety and fame to her advantage so much so, that she rewrote the history of women's ice skating culture. Her life story and achievements became a part of many academic assessments and in 2017 a biopic titled ‘I, Tonya’ was released.