01/06/94 - Tonya Harding hired someone to attack Nancy Kerrigan during a practice session for the 1994 U.S. Championships. The man hit Kerrigan's thigh with a police baton and she had to withdraw from the competition. Harding won that event. They were both selected for the 1994 Olympics. Harding finished 8th while Kerrigan won the Silver medal. Harding is the only person ever to be banned for life from figure skating.
The Most Epic Olympic Ice Skating Costumes of All Time
Best Olympic Ice Skating Costume: Tonya Harding, 1992 Pre-Kerrigan scandal, Tonya made headlines for being the only American woman to land a triple axel in competition—and for this gilded fringe masterpiece.