Tonya Harding was never fully accepted by the figure skating community because she didn’t fit the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the sport wanted to portray. Regardless of her success, a world championship medallist, an Olympian, and being the first American woman to complete a Triple Axel in competition, she is probably best known for her links to the leg-bashing incident in 1994 involving her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Her association to that incident led to Tonya being banned from competitive figure skating for life. I, Tonya seeks to unravel Harding’s life, particularly her relationship with her tough mother, in order to try to understand her complex story.
Won an Oscar®, 2 BAFTAs and a Golden Globe®.
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“A knockout… The Goodfellas of figure skating.” ~ Playlist