With the release of the critically acclaimed movie I, Tonya, the controversial former Olympic figure skater has been thrust back into the limelight. Tonya Harding was even the center of attention at this year’s Golden Globe awards.
Tonya was just 20 years old when she made history at the 1991 US Figure Skating Championships in Minneapolis. There, she was the first American woman to land a triple axel in competition. The near-perfect routine won Tonya the women’s singles title.
In her latest interview with ABC News, the notorious skater returns to the ice rick, a place she calls her “sanctuary.”
It’s been 27 years since she broke records, but her newfound attention has motivated her to get back on the ice. She admits to taking more falls these days but remains determined to achieve a triple axel one day soon.
Tonya is clearly just as passionate about skating as ever, even if she is a little rusty (for an Olympic athlete, that is).
In the video below, watch Tonya try to recreate her famous moves, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!
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