“People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing - but I always told them that I just loved to skate. There was no other explanation.”
“My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.”
“People are really sick of seeing the winner not win and what the public thinks should happen.”
Nancy Kerrigan (born Nancy Ann Kerrigan in Woburn, Massachusetts on October 13, 1969) is a retired American figure skater. She won a silver medal at the 1994 Olympic s, a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics. She is a two-time world medalist, and was the U.S. national champion in 1993. Nancy was attacked the night before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships by Shane Stant on January 6, 1994, at Cobo Arena in Detroit. The vicious attack, which involved her being clubbed in the right knee, was planned by her skating rival Tonya Harding‘s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his co-conspirator Shawn Eckardt. The public figure’s attack became nicknamed “The Whack Heard Round The World.” Nancy will compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars with pro Artem Chigvintsev.
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Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her figure skating, and unfortunately, for being attacked before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1994.
Nancy Kerrigan married her manager Jerry Solomon on September 9, 1995. Their marriage was her first and Jerry’s third. They have three children together, Matthew (b. 1997), Brian (b. 2005), and Nicole. Jerry also has a son from his second marriage.