Harding, Tonya

Portrait
Born: Nov 12, 1970 AD
Currently alive, at 44 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Figure Skater


1970 – She was born on the 12th day of November this year in Portland, Oregon.

 

1982 - Harding began skating at an early age. She landed her first triple lutz at age 12. Her mother made many of her skating costumes.

 

1986 - She placed 6th at the 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, 5th in 1987 and 1988, and 3rd in 1989.

 

1990 - She dropped out of high school during her sophomore year, and later earned a GED. She married Jeff Gillooly in this year, when she was 19.

 

1991 - She won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships twice and placed second in the 1991 World Championships. She was the second woman, and the first American woman, to complete a triple axel jump in competition.

 

1993 - Harding has trouble with her costume at this year’s U.S. Championships.

 

1994 - She became notorious for her part in the conspiracy to harm competitor Nancy Kerrigan at a practice session during this year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

 

1996 - Harding used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to help revive an 81-year-old woman, Alice Olson, who collapsed at a bar in Portland, Oregon, while playing video poker

 

2002 - Tonya Harding boxed on the Fox TV network Celebrity Boxing event against Paula Jones, winning the fight. On February 22, 2003, she made her official women's professional boxing debut, losing a four round decision in the undercard of the Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne bout
March 23, 2004, it was reported that Harding cancelled a planned boxing match against Tracy Carlton in Oakland, California because of an alleged death threat against her.

 

2005 - Harding, apparently again under the influence of alcohol, was involved in a fight at her home in Vancouver, Washington with Christopher Nolan, a man she described as her boyfriend.

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