On January 6, 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at a Detroit ice rink while training for the US Figure Skating Olympic Trials. Kerrigan who just got back from a practice session was hit on the back of her knee with a baseball club. The whole world was shocked when the full story came out a week later.
The world was caught up in a real-life soap opera after finding out Tonya Harding, her rival, was part of the planning of the attack. Derrick Smith and Shane Stant were said to be the ones involved. Smith confessed to the FBI agents, and Stant surrendered 3 days after the confession.
Nancy cried out in pain and distraught could no longer be part of the US team and worst could never compete in figure ice skating.
Decades after the 1994 Kerrigan incident, a movie called I, Tonya was released on December 8, 2017, Tonya being played by actress Margot Robbie which many have said, earned her Oscar nomination. Tonya also partied and helped alongside with the crew and the cast for the film’s premiere.
Meanwhile, Nancy Kerrigan is back in TV on dancing with the stars and is a fan favorite. Nancy is now 48 and her top priority is raising her 3 children.
Nancy’s husband mentioned that Nancy hasn’t seen the movie and probably wouldn’t. Nancy gave no comments about the movie of her rival Tonya Harding.
In 1998, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding came face to face for the first time in 4 years since the attack on Nancy. The meeting of Nancy and Tonya was shown for a Fox TV special called, Breaking the Ice.
Nancy was not accepting Tonya’s sincere apologies on the TV show and shows a very awkward moment on the TV show.