It’s been 10 years since Tonya Harding’s ex-husband and her bodyguard put a hit on the right knee of fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan during a practice session of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.
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Yahoo! News – Sports Photos – AP: “U. S. figure skaters Tonya Harding , left, of Portland, Oregon, and Nancy Kerrigan of Stoneham, Mass, pose Jan.. 9, 1994 during U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Joe Louis arena in Detroit, Mich. A whack on Kerrigan’s knee 10 years ago changed figure skating forever. The dainty sport that once was a Winter Olympics favorite suddenly became a year-round, megabucks business. There were ice shows, endorsements and more made-for-TV competitions than rinks. Skaters raked in millions, and the American public couldn’t get enough of it. (AP Photo/Merline Summers) “