Harding, Tonya

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Tonya Harding
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Name
Harding, Tonya Gender: F
Tonya Maxine Harding
born on 12 November 1970 at 20:22 (= 8:22 PM )
Place Portland, Oregon, 45n31, 122w41
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°23' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°41 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°50'



Biography

American noted competition skater from age seven, winning her first national championship with a daring triple axel in 1991. She achieved a Bronze Medal win at the Olympics in 1992.

Harding was raised by a mom who was abusive and critical, who had seven successive men whom the little girl called "daddy." As spirited as her mother, at 15 she hit her half-brother with an iron when he drunkenly came on to her. In 1988 she was queried on the hit-and-run death of her half-brother, Eric Davidson.

She met Jeff Gillooly (born 9/15/1967) in 1986 when she was 15 and he, 18. They married four years later. With a tempestuous and passionate relationship, they separated and reconciled several times before finally divorcing.

A competition skater from the time she was a kid, Harding was street smart and a fighter but her trashy reputation kept sponsors away. Her skill kept increasing up to a win at the 1992 Olympics.

Her rivalry with Nancy Kerrigan began in 1990. On 1/06/1994 in Detroit. Kerrigan was injured by a baton blow to her knee. Harding was implicated through her bodyguard and her ex-husband named her in the plot to incapacitate Kerrigan. As she had not been convicted at the time that the Olympic games were held, she was allowed to participate at Lillehammer, Norway. On 2/23/1994, she came in 10th while Kerrigan put on a glorious winning demonstration.

Harding plea bargained to a conspiracy charge, resigned from U.S. Figure Skating and was fined over $100,000 plus $50,000 to the Special Olympics and $10,000 in court costs. Her competitive career was effectively finished.

After five years of down-time, Harding made an appearance at the Pro Skating Championships in Huntington, W. VA. in October 1999. She expected a chilly reception, but stated that skating was her life and all she knew.

Harding was back in the news for misdemeanor assault on her boyfriend, Darren Silver, 2/22/2000, claiming that she hurled a hubcap at him in self-defense.

The former figure skater changed her career and her looks when, in 2003, she began to train as a professional boxer, working out, gaining weight, and developing muscles on her 5’1” frame. On January 19, 2005, she knocked out her opponent in 62 seconds for a 3-3 professional record.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Kerrigan, Nancy (born 13 October 1969)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1991 (National championship)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (Olympic Bronze Medal)
  • Work : Retired 1994 (Forced retirement from U.S. Figure Skating Assn.)
  • Financial : Lose significant money 1994 (Huge fines and court costs)
  • Social : Great Publicity 6 January 1994 (Implicated on injury inflicted to Nancy Kerrigan)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 17 March 1994 (Plea bargained on Kerrigan injury)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 1995 (Announced engagement to Michael Smith)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1999 (Appearance on ice after five-yrs. of low profile)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 22 February 2000 (Misdemeanor assault against boyfriend)
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  • Crime : Arrest 20 April 2002 (DUI arrest, drove pickup into ditch)
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  • Work : New Career 2003 (professional boxer)

Source Notes

Roxana Muise quotes Harding's mother to astrologer Eileen Galer for "between 8:00 and 10:00 AM." Edith Custer quotes Paul Wagoner for 8:22 PM "B.C. printed in local newspaper"; verification not available.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Temper
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Instigated the Kerrigan injury)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Guilty of conspiracy charge)
  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing
  • Vocation : Sports : Skating (Champion ice skater)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Gross motor control (Olympic champion ice skater)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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