On January 6, 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was infamously attacked while training for the US Figure Skating Championships.
She was whacked in the knee with a metal baton and was left unable to compete because of her injuries.
Nancy’s biggest rival at the time was Tonya Harding, who ended up winning the competition.
But as Nancy and Tonya later prepared for the 1994 Winter Olympics, the shocking truth appeared that Tonya herself was involved in the headline-making assault referred to as “The Whack Heard ‘Round The World.” Tonya’s ex-husband and bodyguard hired another man to break Nancy’s right leg.
Tonya’s reputation was forever stained and she was banned from figure skating for life after pleading guilty to delaying the prosecution after the attack.
Like the case of Amy Fisher, the figure skating incident became one of the biggest scandals of the 90s.
For many years, Nancy kept quiet about her feelings regarding Tonya.
But in the 2009 clip below, courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Show, it’s Tonya who speaks honestly and shares her biggest regrets about her involvement in the attack.
She also delivers a message to Nancy, as if she were in the same room that may surprise you.