tanya is skating's blackest mark and their biggest gift until I die and even after I'm dead people are still gonna make money because my name is Tonya Harding everyone knows her name well thank God for her she gave us one of the most amazing dramas of all time and if you know as long as you're not Nancy Kerrigan you have to be grateful dad such an unusual colorful and wildly entertaining story came along and you may think you know her story I know what I'm capable of and I hope everybody here in this room knows what I'm capable of she's a competitor yes is she such a prize for me she may take your eyes out the win nothing's wrong with that cut your throat to win nothing's wrong with that but just because she'll do anything to win does that mean she's guilty how in the hell can you say that I knew about do you think that if somebody knew about it that they can go out there and skate come on put yourself in that position it doesn't happen like that tonight for the first time tanya tells her side of the story i never get to talk about this stuff this is Tonya Harding anything to win there's still some people out there that have their doubts about me beating dancing let me tell you when it comes down to it I'm going there's been a couple of times where maybe I shouldn't have been here anymore everybody out there just thinks that I'm just a you know poor white trash trailer trash you know everybody out there to me basically is the same you just got to make yourself what you want to be if you want to be successful then do something about it don't just sit there on your rear and do absolutely nothing Tonya Harding doesn't spend her days planning the next stop on the professional skating circuit even though it's probably where she should be that life is gone in its place is a quest to regain people's respect and her own self-worth I don't believe Tonya ever was looking for Fame I think she just wanted to achieve the best she could as an athlete and that's what she's doing in boxing she has traded in her topics and sequin dresses for eight ounce gloves and a mouth guard she is Tonya Harding the bad girl of boxing whether people boo me or cheer me it doesn't matter going into the ring and things like that I'm successful I'm doing it I'm still here I'm not going anywhere if you want to get rid of me to us it isn't gonna happen every single day I get up and I know that I'm worth something I was the best female figure skater in the world at one point in time born and raised in a poor section of Portland Oregon it was Tanya's meager beginnings that created the will to win at a very early age it was also what immediately set her apart from all the other girls figure skating is very very expensive unfortunately I grew up in a family with not much money at all you know people always would I call me you know poor white trash or trailer park trash or whatever I've never lived in a trailer park we may have lived in a trailer but we lived on our own properties and things like that and she would have to walk to take showers in the mornings and then go to school in homemade clothes she just didn't know any different this was the way she lived her mother was a waitress her father was in and out of work I think he had a bad back they relied very much on hunting and fishing and that kind of thing to supplement their their their food her background didn't lend itself to the mold of the ice princess so she was always little on the outside in that respect but at the age of three on a trip to a skating rink with her parents Tania's indomitable spirit surfaced my parents and I were walking through Lloyd's Center which is a mom and they had an ice rink there and I seen everybody skating around down there and I'm like hey I want to do that she just kind of had this talent this raw talent and I almost think they didn't know what to do with her here's this little gal that didn't quite fit the mold but she had all this talent she is just a born athlete falling in love with skating I think was the challenge I guess I mean as I got older I knew what the word challenge meant I thought it was really cool watching everybody jump and things like that and spin really fast and and I think that's what made me fall in love with it Tonya Harding was a prodigy she was pulling off complex jumps and spins all before her tenth birthday but it was the competition that drove her to win I was three when I won my very first competition was in Sun Valley Idaho I had all the frills and everything else with little nylons stepped on the ice but one time around the ice rink and got off I said mm-hmm too cold I'm not doing this and I walked into the back to where the heat was my mother starts taking off my skates and the girl that was skating first she comes in there and she just ha no at least I don't have to compete against you and I'm and I looked at her wiped off to tears and put my skate back on you know when I was skating when I had to skate riding my first axel and ended up first Tania had discovered her taste for competition it almost seemed as if something drove her to succeed just one day my mother brought somebody home and then she says I'm her getting divorced she didn't want me she told him I'll honor you take her time his mother would be in the bathroom beating her with a hairbrush using bad language in the lobby and in front of other people and they just felt that it upset them to see the situation at hand our relationship with my mom is really bad she is not I mean she's a good mother but she's not a good mother she hits me and she drinks alcohol Jantzen now about the last year and if anything goes wrong then she has drink and then if something goes wrong with her work then she takes it out on me in 1986 skating partner and Yale film student Sandra leuco spent a month filming Tanya and her family for a school documentary Tanya's background was one of instability both on an economic realm and also an emotional realm my mother was a waitress and my father went from different jobs to different jobs her mother had been married five times by the time Tanya was born the thing that's interesting about Tanya's mother is that as volatile as she could be with Tanya she's also a very articulate woman and so because she has this innate intelligence she ends up being a pretty scary figure in Tanya's life if there's no you can't do it type thing she won't do it so that if you think if you took that sort of challenge away from her should be nothing absolutely nothing I clearly have a memory of being 12 years old being in the restroom at the Ice Arena and watching Tanya's mother hit her with a hairbrush I was 15 years old when my parents got divorced just one day my mother brought somebody home and then she says I'm we're getting divorced and that's it and she took everything and so left me with my father she didn't want me she told him I don't want her you take her I honestly believe that we'll never know what she went through as a kid and I don't think it was pretty my guess is she went through a lot it was only with the help of former skate champion turned coach Diane Rawlinson that Tanya cultivated her explosive talent skating poor Tonya is her ticket out of the gutter China's skating will make her a worthwhile person in the community I was very fortunate that I had a coach that knew that I was something and was willing to help me normally you had to be pretty good before you even started skating with Diane and her family decided that since Diane was the best coach in the area they wanted her and Tonya would skate circles around her constantly trying to get Diane's attention so that Diane would start to give her private lessons Diane was like the person I always looked up to she had everything but she did it herself she made herself and it was just it was awesome for me to look up to her Tonya was for all intensive purposes Diane Rawlinson daughter in many ways I don't think that Diane had the resources emotionally to be able to give Tonya everything that she needed to deal with the world that she was going into she could dress her up but she couldn't silence her talking to the other competitors about about how to repair a transmission but the background that made her different from everyone else in the skating world only drove Tonya to succeed and show them all that she belonged I do think that people realized that Tonya needed that rage and I do think that to a certain degree that actually contributed to her doing a good job on the ice and I do think that her coaches knew that if she wasn't enraged before she stepped on the ice she wouldn't do as well I mean there's even a story where one of her coaches paid one of her fellow competitors five dollars to go and tell Tonya that she was a has-been right before she stepped on the ice so that Tonya would just skate and she did it was very clear very early on that she was someone to be reckoned with but it takes more than just natural ability to succeed at sports highest level it takes a burning desire to win Tonya knew that to make her mark she needed to accomplish something that no other American woman ever had I know what I'm capable of and I hope everybody here in this room knows what I'm capable of but there's still some people out there that have their doubts about me being dancing let me tell you when it comes down to it I'm going to win on the next anything to win the bars the beam the floor the vault and the athletes who paid the price I had a stress fracture in my wrist and broke my arm by the time my meniscus tore my Domino muscle I broke overnight but I fractured my back seven stories of sacrifice one shared dream America's gymnastics gold on the next anything to win the new documentary series about people who refuse to lose next Sunday any don't like being Tonya Harding I like just being me she does not see herself as this quote quote famous or infamous personality she just sees herself Tonya Harding there's the difference between being famous and infamous she's on the wrong side of that line she's infamous the amazing thing was even when problems started to happen they still loved her for the longest of time Tonya Harding was the pride of Portland Oregon she was proving herself to be one of the brightest stars in Figure Skating this is an ice skater who goes against height she doesn't fit the mold and there was something special about that there was something really special that people could get behind and that's I think why she became such a popular icon in Portland very fast she was little Tonya she was our Tanya but in order to make her mark she knew she would have to accomplish something that no American woman ever had the first American woman to to really put together series of triple jumps was Linda Frediani but Linda Frediani didn't have the raw physical power of somebody like tani tani came along in and she had a physical strength that gave him chance to land that triple axel the triple axel is the most difficult jump in figure skating by taking off from a forward position it demands three and a half revolutions in the air and then landing on the opposite foot no female in the history of American ice skating had ever landed a triple axel finally Tanya knew how she would make them all stop and take notice what I wanted was to be the first one to do it I wanted to be the first woman to ever do something you know and and I could so I would work on that one jump the whole session I mean I knew I could do it it was right there just grab it but it was her refusal to settle for second best that made it difficult for Tonya to ascend the ranks of American Figure Skating in the 1988 Olympic Trials Tonya missed the triple axel and placed fourth narrowly missing being named to the Olympic team they're not gonna let some 17-year old go to the Olympics and represent them even though I was still doing everything that they were doing but they had the maturity on the ice not just the little hotshot that can jump and spin and go a million miles an hour no they wanted the lady also and so I missed the 88 Olympics she sought refuge in the only person who paid any attention to her off the ice at 19 years old and with little support from her family Tonya married boyfriend Jeff Gillooly I didn't have boyfriends I didn't really have any friends it was always the rig you know go to the rink go to school come home from school go back to the rain I quit school my sophomore year because it was either skating or it was school so I had to choose I'm like okay I'm taking my skating by focusing full-time on her skating Tonya would become an unstoppable force in u.s. figure skating unfazed by the Grace and style of her peers Tonya used raw power and grit to blow them all off the ice she was determined to be the first American woman to land the triple axel and rekindle her Olympic dream the week leading up to 91 nationals I was basically perfect that was my ear I mean I went out there ready I started everything was perfect did a nice big triple let's go open up the program and you come around and you just know the feeling when you're on your back edge and you know the feeling that you could step in there and you can just do it hang out this little thing back here like you know I can't and I'm going yeah I can you can't yeah I can they can't it's like oh shut up axel jump we will whether she tries it or not and I go straight up with my arms to come back down after I step out of it and it fit instead of them going straight up I was like I mean I can't describe the feeling of how it felt by the time I landed that last two blacks when I stepped into my ending spend there was people standing up giving me a standing ovation for the very first time I just knew I knew I was the best sorry I never get to talk about this stuff she is somebody who actually really makes me believe in destiny I think that her fall from grace was inevitable and if it didn't happen at that moment it would have happened at another moment as the 1992 Olympics in Albertville France approached Tania seemed poised to take on the hardware she had landed the coveted triple axel not only at the 91 Nationals but at the 91 worlds and skate America as well if the Olympics would have been in 91 there wouldn't have been anybody to touch me ever and so 92 Olympics I was ready or so she thought after a missed landing in practice that resulted in a broken blade on her skate Tanya's confidence was shaken she was having trouble landing the triple axel in the days leading up to the women's long program it was even discussed that the jump he pulled from her program altogether I always wanted to be one above everybody else I didn't want to be the same as everybody else I didn't want to do triple lutz double toe because that's what everybody else was doing basically you know I wanted to do the triple axel if I land that nobody's gonna beat me boom I fell I missed it I missed it by one tenth of a point and I know that for a fact Midori Ito is the only other woman to do a triple axel she misses her first triple axel in the program and I gotta give it to her she throws a second triple axel and at the end of her program I mean she snaps but she's just like me she wanted it you know and she wanted to prove that she was one who could do the triple axel I feel Olympic Games not me two Olympic Games had come and gone and Tonya Harding was the best American skater no one had ever heard of in 1992 the winter and summer olympics were split the next Winter Olympics were only two years away for Tonya the 94 Games would be her last chance after 92 Olympic Games I think it only took me about a week to just say you know what it's only two years away yeah it's hard work but I really think that I'm gonna give it a shot again skating is all I had I worked as a assistant manager at a restaurant and I skated that's all I had with two years of intense training ahead Tania decided that in order to remain focused she would have to make a significant change in her life with her bumpy marriage to Jeff Gillooly becoming increasingly abusive Tania leaves him for good but according to Tania and she is pressure to return to her husband by the United States Figure Skating Association I just had enough of my life of being beat up put down telling me that I'm not gonna amount to anything in my life I was told that my whole entire life by my mother you know I just had enough and got divorced in 93 it was just horrible and was told by a high official person in the skating world that if I was not with him I won't get the marks that I'm going to desert because now I'm not the picture-perfect type of girl or whatever that's what they thought fine think what you want you know what forget it I'm gonna go out and do what I do best which is skate skating has never been judged on a single performance even though it should be perhaps judges talked to skaters about their music and about their costumes and about their makeup and about their hair and about whether their skates are polished or not when they go on the ice it's this whole package that they look at and Tonya had one aspect of the whole package well I went to the next competition I did great I ended up third everybody else made mistakes I didn't make any mistakes they already called me back again to reassure me that US Championships is coming up and we're only taking two people to the Olympics this year and if you want to be perfect then maybe you should have your life in a perfect manner so I had to make a decision okay well am I gonna pretend like I'm and it's gonna be like this and once I get on the team then just tell them all to f off Tonya made the difficult decision to return to Jeff Gillooly and her life as a married woman one wrong decision to spark the most infamous incident in sports history one wrong decision that would smash everything she had ever worked for everything that's happened to me has made me who I am today I mean who I am today is well if you don't like me tough and you know I'm just gonna do it my way and that's just the way it is but then I look back and I've kind of been that way my whole life heeding the advice of a u.s. skating official land with aspirations of Olympic gold fading Tonya went back to her husband unbeknownst to him however this was simply a ruse until after the games were over about a month before our 94 Nationals I guess when he had come into the rink to see me the girl that I used to train with he had overheard her mom talking to someone else saying it's all it's all game you know it's all fake this is so she can make it on the team because this is what they think that she needs to be able to be stable you know for the American people to think that they've got a wonderful skater and someone who stable at home – oh my god you know I mean hippocrates Tonya's version of what happened next is in marked contrast to the media's portrayal so he decides that I guess him and his buddies want to really meet Jeff Gillooly with Harding bodyguard Sean Eckhart and small-time criminals Shane stant and Derek Smeath plan an assault on Tanya's number-one rival Nancy Kerrigan On January 6th 1994 at the US Nationals stant waits for Kerrigan as she leaves the practice rink in Detroit and strikes her on the right knee with a metal baton I had no clue what was going on I was in my room taking a nap before my later session when I found out what had happened Kerrigan suffered severe bruising and swelling to the tissue and muscles surrounding her right knee and was forced to drop out of the competition I was so freaked out at my practice that somebody was gonna you know hurt me too or hurt somebody else while I'm right there I missed just about every jump that I did that whole entire session until right at the very end when my coach pulled me aside and she said if I didn't pull it together and snap out of it and stop worrying about everything that's going on around me that I'm gonna lose everything that I have worked hard for I mean I was freaking out finally okay well if I want it I got to go out there and I got to earn it with Carrigan gone Tania would easily win the competition securing her place on the 94 Olympic team it was only a matter of days before people started to point the finger in her direction the idea that somebody would attack an athlete for the purpose of warding their competitive chances it sounds like a movie story it sounds like a television drama it sounds like something very far-fetched after all the crap and stuff people want to look at me and go yeah she did it how in the hell can you say that I knew about it do you think that if somebody knew about it that they can go out there and skate perfect come on put yourself in that position it doesn't happen like that I went out there and I skated my butt off I went out there and I did it I had everything on the line and I did it then in between Nationals and Olympics dealing with all this maybe not going after I earned my right to go just because other people did something and then they're blaming me for it come on people this is my whole life I'm not an educated woman I what am I gonna do for the rest of my life I'm an athlete I'm a figure skater and now I have absolutely nothing if I don't have my skating what am I gonna do only six days later after an intense FBI investigation Eckhart confesses to the crime implicating Gillooly and Harding as the masterminds of the attack authorities proceed in arresting Eckhart along with attacker Shane stant and getaway driver Derek Smith shortly thereafter Jeff Gillooly surrenders himself to the FBI when a warrant is issued for his arrest the media blitz that surrounded Tonya could never have been imagined don't touch my truck so it's not quite what I would think a figure-skating to be it's more or less turning into a heavyweight boxing match I still don't think we have enough evidence to if I were making a decision to pull her off the team to not be a true friend until I get my chance of meeting Tonya Harding knew about the planning and about the cover-up I have if all of that is true what a tragedy it would be that she isn't allowed to fulfill this lifelong dream occurs a lot of it's all speculation so and once I'm told for sure by authorities what's going on and I guess I can believe what's going on it was the first of the really big scandals it was before Oh Jay I mean there were reporters everywhere yeah isn't that America though I mean you know it's like you can have great skaters for years and years and years but until one of them takes out a baton and whacks another one in the knee you don't even notice them and this litigation is concluded Tonya Harding will skate in the 1994 Olympic Games as Harding continued to deny any prior knowledge of the attack the pressure of the Olympics mounted Nancy Kerrigan now fully recovered was granted a spot on the US team the stage was set for the greatest showdown in Olympic history the ladies figure skating final at the Olympics is the most pressure filled event in sport for any athlete all you have to be for those three and a half minutes for which you've worked your whole life for which you focused intensely for two years or more all you have to be it's perfect after a disappointing short program on the first night of competition Tonya needed to be perfect in her long program in order to have any shot at a medal when the shoelaces on her skate broke it all but ended her chances now this is some rare in skating this never happens but it's funny this is the fourth time this is happy to time how many times in someone's getting career do they have a problem with a blade or a shoelace at a major competition the answer is never the confrontation never lived up to its hype the gold medal would be won by an unsung Ukrainian skater Oksana Baiul Nancy Kerrigan would skate to a silver medal while Tonya would finish a disappointing eighth amidst a whirlwind of accusation upon her return to the US Tonya pled guilty to conspiracy to hinder the prosecution and was sentenced to three years probation Jeff Gillooly and his co-conspirators were all sentenced to prison terms on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault Harding was eventually stripped of her 1994 national title and banned from the US Figure Skating Association forever about what happens to me after Kerrigan I am embarrassed and ashamed to think that anyone close to me could be involved and I still believe that Tonya Harding was so close to becoming an American icon I really believe that she had all the makings we love the underdog even when the underdog doesn't quite make it we still love the underdog and she missed it she somehow missed it and I can't imagine what that would be like to go through the rest of your life knowing that you were that close but you missed it but the story of Tonya and Nancy would not die on February 5th 1998 four years after their Olympic whirlwind they sat face-to-face for the first time in a live interview for the Fox Network if you could ever hope for closure on this from your perspective Tonya what would it be how would it it how would it end up that I can just live peacefully happy and have forgiveness from Nancy and her family is this closer for you at all face to face with Nancy I just ask forgiveness did you know she has her life and I have my life and I would hope that we could just you know end it it will always be there I mean if you're saying it's enough it was right linked with an Olympics something that we'll always be able to brought back this was about taking everything away from me so I I made a mistake I should have just stood up and taken the guns and said I'm not gonna go back with this ass if you don't like it tough plain and simple maybe I should have done that but you know what I probably wouldn't have made it on the Olympic team for that second time so I went through all of this full all of it and for what look at me I'm a female boxer who but when they told me I could no longer be in the skating world basically those became pretty dark days for me everyone still is my tyson bit somebody's ear off and they still let him box whereas tanya was banned for life from the United States Figure Skating Association I mean I'm not justifying what she's doing by any means but it does seem to me that that's pretty harsh it's all about survival and she will survive whatever the case may be you just got to keep going I mean if you give up and what the heck are you here for anyway you know that's just the way life is I guess after a lifetime of clawing her way to the top Tonya Harding was left without a future without a goal and without any money after a string of television guest appearances a role in a feature film and a few skating exhibitions her chance at redemption would come from the most unlikely of places hiring black celebrity boxing well I look back at that I was so long ago and and I'm thinking when I got the offer to do this I'm thinking boxer running come on people I'm a figure skater then I thought but do you know what I wouldn't I have to worry about where my rents coming from for the next two you know two months or a year or whatever and get myself back on my feet and you know well okay you know I'll do it boxing matches featuring combatants like Danny Bonaduce Barry Williams and vanilla ice gave the Fox Network one of its biggest ratings of all time Tanya's fight with Bill Clinton accuser Paula Jones was the main event I picked Paula Jones I trained with these people for two weeks and then they throw me in the ring it was supposed to be like this sparring thing it wasn't supposed to be a fight fight or whatever and she hit me and that's all it took now that I'm a professional boxer and I watched that I'm like oh my god I look like a complete idiot I'm chasing her around the ring and she's running like but it's so funny because everybody logged it was 15 shares of our larger and I think they showed it again right after because it was such a big show and I remember watching TV show talk shows the next morning everybody was talking about it but it wasn't only television audiences who took notice boxing promoters across the country began to contact Tonya about a professional turn in the ring even in that fight with Paula Joan she went after so you can't teach that that's something that's inherited to the spirit her first professional fight was in Memphis Tennessee on the undercard of a fight headlined by Mike Tyson we're talking huge and it was big because here we have Mike Tyson you have Tonya Harding on the same fight card and she shows that she is for real this was not just a publicity stunt or anything she's taking it very seriously although she lost her first bout Tania has steadily moved to a professional record two three and three I mean let's face it this is an extremely if he pursued dozens of athletes from other sports have tried it and only a couple have managed to stick around for any appreciable period of time she was aware she's very competitive it doesn't matter what she what she does she's gonna be competitive at that's just her hard hit it Tonya sees herself as a natural-born fighter fights from the inside for identity for verification for some kind of recognition for a reversal of all the forces that she thinks had kept her down I'm sure she's fighting metaphorically as well as literally but that doesn't make you a boxer my boxing is um my livelihood it would be really cool if I could get a belt someday I don't know if that's ever gonna happen I mean it's in God's hands I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow I just want to be as good as I can be and if I make it great if I don't oh well I'm still earning a living I'm still doing something I like the people still can come and see me whether they like me or not I'm doing something with my life I'm still the athlete that I've always been Tania will always be remembered as the person who conspired against Nancy not as a fighter not as a skater but as a person who tried to hurt somebody else we would never forgive her for that America war or the World War when you tamper with something as delicate as the Olympics and so forth then people have pretty strong feelings and once that got exposure and the media was involved everybody pretty much weighed in on it we held her afterwards when she broke down in tears and stuff but again she gets up and and tries the next thing it just be wonderful to see somebody accept her at face value for what she tries to do while she tries to keep her boxing career on track Tonya Harding remains in the public eye but whether the world will ever forgive her remains a debate I have learned over the years that almost any publicity is good publicity because fear out there somebody's gonna see and go hey wow I forgot about her so you know I just kind of roll with the loop-de-loops and just realize that God has me on this planet down here for a reason Tonya could invent a cure for cancer tomorrow and no one's gonna believe her there's just no way now that no matter what she will do in the future will ever redeem herself I think the public has forgiven Tonya Harding I mean I think the public forgave Tonya Harding by tuning in in such enormous numbers for that Olympic final in 1994 they were really saying thank you thank you for a one-of-a-kind story that we weren't likely to see without somebody like you the world forgets real quickly especially if you say those two little words I'm sorry and as long as you're willing to say I'm sorry I did some bad things want to be better it's a it's a wonderful place you know the world is if people are willing to go with that and give you another shot it's nice when I go to autograph signings and things like that and I meet lots of people and everything but it's also hard to you know I mean because you don't know these people I don't trust people I don't trust anyone hers is a name that will never be forgotten and the forgiveness she has searched for for so long may never come but maybe just maybe none of that matters anymore I think life is a competition I mean to succeed in whatever you're doing oh the crud that's happened to me and everything in my life makes me that person who wants to succeed because the best revenge is success success doesn't mean how much money you have in the bank what kind of vehicle you drive it's not about that life is about living it I loved life at one point in time I hated it I love me

Tonya Harding – Anything To Win (Figure Skating Documentary)
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38 thoughts on “Tonya Harding – Anything To Win (Figure Skating Documentary)

  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I think everyone who still thinks Tonya was the person who did the crime needs to watch "I, Tonya" it really shows what she went threw.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Great body when she was young white and gifted.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Time was not kind to Little Miss Sunshine.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    For that man to say that we should be grateful to Tanya Harding is just sick.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I feel like Nancy low-key milked it

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    She got everything she deserved!…..she is a fucking narcissistic sociopath

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    She was so obviously in on it.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Fuck the olympics. They based their judgements on her personal life. Her appearance of being poor was good enough. Fuck that. Sports should be based on if you’re actually good or not.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    What I hate about these documentaries about what happened in 94 is that they downplay Oksana's win. She was the reigning European and WORLD champion. To real figure skating fans, she was the favorite to win.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Hope you are doing well and famely are all good
    I was seeing, Elena in a captives in Russia, she died,
    Gymnastic, Tina will you, respect, yourself, not beat yourself up up
    Your, in the stardom technique,
    Don't, waist, your life, go out. Enjoy, meet the world
    With energy, respect, all Einterteinmemt, media impact
    It's ……. As sport, …… Real people,

    Respect yourself, from frinds

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Tonya, Tonya, what have you done… 😔

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Written by the Cohen brothers

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    love you Tonya ❣ you will always be remembered as the best. Always. ❣

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    She should write a book. Maybe she did idk.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    As with any other sport if you’re on top of your game be prepared to be debased… opposition will always try to bring you down…. especially of people with ill will!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Boohooo I was doing the exact same shit!! N was amazing at it too…. N came from not the greatest ground with ether,..,. I was
    Brown trash!!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I love her personality I don’t think she knew about the beating on nancy and I would be her friend in a heartbeat she has more talent than I ever will lol 😆

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    This interview does nothing to help Tonya….she says she never wanted to be like her mother but she talks like her mother acts like her mother….and in this interview she is always trying to blame someone else or something else……. She Knew and I believe she knew everything from the start…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Tonya wants to blame The judges and USFSA for not liking her because she had a rough life…..this is not the case, take Oksana Baul, there is someone who had a rough life like Tonya but as a skater Oksana just rised above it….Tonya just blamed everyone else but herself for her bad choices and poor performances. She was her own downfall….

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Except Tonya wasn’t the first woman to land a triple axel ….Midori Ito landed it before she did……however Tonya is the first to land it in competition….

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Seriously though girl! That "Gilooly" guy made a better villain than that queer Donald Trump guy who has a better chance of winning mom of the century than Tanya but she'd kick his old fat ass in shuffleboard aboard the mayflower on its way to a squaw raping n shizzle with their big homie flip my cash instagram fraud fucking jew boy ass! Thx again Adolph and im talking Mr Plummer my junior high counselor who apparently got real fast running from his ancestors owners in Mississippi burning! I learned that day the yellow in his eyes was urine build up from running right past the bathroom like Forrest Gump shit but for real not fictional bible crap! Praise Jesus for being such a good swimmer & landscaper too who builds all the houses before those rocket scientist women wanted equal rights! Brb gotta change my manpon which is standard in 2090 the year of the hard working hooker who learned plumbing vs fucking! Peace!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Easy to see Harding is a class A jerk. Notice how she never gives any credit to her skating team? Nobody does it alone she had a team of people that helped her. Yes, including her mom, coach, choreographers, rink managers etc.

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    "At one point in time, I was the best figure skater in the world." — Tonya Harding. Truth: Tonya Harding was NEVER a world champion. She never mastered her sport, figure skating in her day was more than jumping. Tonya could only offer jumps when there was no pressure. When the pressure of competition began Ms. Harding ALWAYS failed to deliver. The exception was the '91 world championships. But even then, Yamaguchi bested her in technical difficulty as did Midori Ito and Surya Bonaly, who is far more interesting than Harding. Bonaly made a lot of noise on the international skating scene and was robbed at the 91, 94, 95 worlds and the 92 Olympics . Harding wasn't a factor internationally. She won a silver at worlds and could never better that showing. Bonaly was done wrong by figure skating harding was not. Harding was nothing outside of America. Tonya is still milking notoriety, desperate for attention & fame. People have moved on and don't really care any more. 2 generations don't know who the heck Harding is anyway. Does she have any real fans? Did she ever have fans? Her skating was ugly period. People who hated Kerrigan cape for her but that's about Kerrigan hatred not Harding love.

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    Plot twist: On 01/06/94, Tonya goes to Detroit herself, masked with big boxing 🥊 gloves, punches out Nancy’s “landing knee”, mask falls off & surveillance captures Tonya trying to murder Nancy.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I like this woman she a lot like me I like her look and attitude on things and I agree with what she says you know if you wanna do something with your life get up and do it bite true the hard times believe that you can do it and you will if somebody tells you you can't do it proof them wrong .

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    And Nancy , after fighting back to health, was completely cheated out of her gold medal 🥇; thank goodness the skating rules changed now because you can’t add on a jump if you already missed it, like Oksana ( sic ) did in her program after falling on her butt-while Nancy skated a beautiful, clean program!
    Tonya is still PTT, no matter how much she complains no one gives a shit about her, blah, blah, blah. DWTS did NOTHING for her reputation. Even someone like Rowlinson could not give her the polish needed to skate at that level. Ya, we know what you’re capable of Tonya!

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    I really think Toyna was the best ! I also think she got with the wrong people and I think in her mind she had to be the best and what she didn't realize is she was her own worst enemy! Such a shame because I think Jeff was as bad as her mom and she just wanted so bad to prove she could do it ! She was the Best !!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    surely she and Paula Jones belong to the same place

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    honest numerous down to earth a breath of fresh air. with a style of her own ……

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    Did no one ever have the slightest thought that someone was loosening Tanya’s skates and messing with her laces?

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    People can say whatever they want watching all these old videos of her skating, she’s amazing to watch and the rest of them are boring. Imo

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    Oksana Bayul was a freaking 16 year old ORPHAN (after witnessing her Mothers death firsthand of cancer)!! When she won the gold at 1994 Lillehammer Olympics! So..no, I don’t “feel bad” for Tonya Harding & the fact, in 2018, now all the damning facts of her guilt have been released on her assault on Kerrigan!
    Bayul was soo poor (financially) when she won gold @ Lillehammer & had no permanent residence. Bayul was also 8 years younger than Tonya. Oksana skated against ALL ODDS, in her mother’s honor, that’s why she can be seen bawling her eyes out after her win for gold. Oksana wanted to prove both herself and her (parents in heaven) that she could finish, nevermind WIN! So..in terms of “beating the odds”, I really can’t have TOO much sympathy for Tonya alone. We ALL have obstacles in our upbringings to overcome.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Tonya is like 40 something and people are still bringing up the Nancy case. Please that literally more than 20 years ago. She wasn’t involved. Let it go.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    She's a cheater that doesn't seem to have learned her lesson I think she would still cheat just to Win. In the end that's not winning at all

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Wow, she let herself go. Looked so much better younger.

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