زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ و استفاده از آن در یادگیری زبان انگلیسی

Tonya Harding is an American figure skater who ruined her future in the sport when she was implicated in the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Olympic trials.

تونیا هاردینگ (Tonya Harding) اسکیت باز روی یخ اهل ایالات متحده آمریکا است.

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ

Who Is Tonya Harding?

In 1991, Tonya Harding won her first national skating title and became the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition.

In 1994, she earned notoriety when ex-husband Jeff Gillooly hired a hitman to assault skater Nancy Kerrigan at the Olympic trials. Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the investigation into Kerrigan’s attack, and was subsequently banned from competing in the U.S. for life.

Since then, Harding has made guest appearances on shows like Rosanne, Larry King Live, The Weakest Link and Celebrity Boxing. Harding returned to the public eye with the big screen release of I, Tonya in late 2017, and competed on Dancing with the Stars the following spring.

Early Life

Figure skater and boxer Tonya Maxine Harding was born in Portland, Oregon, on November 12, 1970. The daughter of LaVona and Al Harding, she began skating at the age of 3. Harding dropped out of high school during her sophomore year to pursue ice skating. She would later earn her GED.

Harding won her first national title in 1991, also becoming the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition.

Tonya Harding at the Olympics

Harding took the silver medal at the world championships and placed fourth at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. She made history the previous year when she became the first woman to land a triple axel jump in competition at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ اسکیت باز مشهور آمریکایی

Career After Ice Skating

Harding has sought the spotlight in other ways since the end of her ice skating career in 1994, including several television guest appearances on shows such as Rosanne, Larry King Live and The Weakest Link. She has also participated in televised celebrity boxing matches, garnering fame for her winning bout against Paula Jones on the popular FOX show Celebrity Boxing in 2002.

Harding made her official debut as a professional boxer — a career she would hold only briefly — in February 2003, losing the undercard match of the Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne bout in a four-round decision. In 2008 she was a commentator on the popular truTV program The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest.

I, Tonya: Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

A black comedy about Harding’s life, I, Tonya, was released in December 2017. Starring Margot Robbie as Harding, the movie explores the skater’s troubled childhood, professional ascent into the sport and the fallout after the Kerrigan attack.

The following month brought the two-hour ABC special, Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, in which Harding discussed her troubled relationship with her mother, her reaction to seeing her life dramatized on the big screen and the incident that propelled her to infamy.

In trailers for the special, Harding admitted that she “knew that something was up” in regards to a planned attack, but insisted that she was a pawn in the scheme. “I am always the bad person and I never understood that,” she said.

زندگینامه تونیا هاردینگ اسکیت باز مشهور آمریکایی

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