Kristi Yamaguchi Recalls Infamous Attack On Nancy Kerrigan
Kristi Yamaguchirecalls with INSIDE EDITION one of the most infamous Olympic moments in history when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked.
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Nancy Kerrigan was ambushed by a baton weilding-thug who clubbed her on the knee and she uttered that anguished cry, "Why? Why?" that echoed around the world.
For fellow Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi, it seems like yesterday.
Yamaguchi told INSIDE EDITION, "That was the one down in figure skating history. You know, it was definitely a shocking moment."
Kerrigan's bitter rival, Tonya Harding denied any involvement, but her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, pled guilty to masterminding the attack. Harding pled guilty to conspiracy to hinder the prosecution.
So, whatever happened to the woman at the center of the most notorious chapters in Olympic history?
Tonya Harding has tried to put her bad girl image behind her. She has a new husband, Joe Price and had a baby boy in 2011, becoming a mom for the first time at the age of 40.
Harding told INSIDE EDITION, "To have that miracle in my life, he's truly my miracle. He's the most wonderful thing in the world."
It's been a long hard road for Harding. Before becoming a mom, she had her share of run-in's with the law. In 1998, she was arrested for domestic violence after throwing a hubcap at an ex-boyfriend. She did some weed-whacking as part of her community service.
Kerrigan's road to happiness has also been bumpy. Four years ago she found herself thrust back into spotlight when her father, Daniel Kerrigan, died shortly after an altercation with her brother, Mark. Kerrigan's brother was convicted of assault and sent to prison for two-and-a half years.
Kristi Yamaguchi wants everyone to know that the Tonya Harding scandal is not what the Olympics is about. She's busy promoting an online film about the dedication of athletes and their moms on the long road to the Olympic games.
It's all part of the P&G Thank You, Mom program which is celebrating athletes moms during the run up to the 2014 games in Sochi.
Yamaguchi said, "It's a tough road getting to the Olympics that's a lifelong achievement and the families sacrifice a lot."
Whatever happens at this year's games, Kerrigan and Harding will always be remembered for the whack heard round the world.
Watch here for more of Kristi Yamaguchi's interview with INSIDE EDITION.
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