Dates: October 31, 1969 -
Olympic medalist figure skater
Figure skater who won a bronze at the 1992 Olympics, she was attacked, clubbed in the right knee, just before the U.S. Skating Championships on January 6, 1994. She was unable to compete in that event, but was given a spot on the U.S. Olympic team anyway, where she went on to win a silver medal.
Since then, she has continued her career in skating as a performer with the Ice Capades, Champions on Ice, and other groups. She has established the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation to support the vision impaired, in honor of her mother, who is legally blind.
Nancy Kerrigan on this site
Nancy Kerrigan on the Web
- Official Nancy Kerrigan Web site - includes an autobiography
- Washington Post coverage of the 1994 Tonya Harding - Nancy Kerrigan "Saga"
- Picture Gallery at Skater.com
- Champions on Ice
About Nancy Kerrigan
Also on this site
- Women on Ice: Feminist Responses to the Tonya Harding - Nancy Kerrigan Spectacle. Cynthia Baughman, editor. 1995.
- Edelson, Paula. Nancy Kerrigan (Female Figure Skating Legends). 1998. Ages 9-12.
- Video: Fairy Tales on Ice: Alice Through the Looking Glass. Nancy Kerrigan skates with the Ice Capades, Geena Davis narrates.
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