Harding would spend much of her early life training, eventually dropping out of high school to devote her time to the sport. We Could Have Been the Wombles: Popular on CBS News. Request Reprint or Submit Correction. Her boxing career was cut short by a physical condition that she attributed to asthma. Red and Blue Play Video.
Now, 23 years later, Harding is back in the spotlight.
Retrieved June 5, Tonya sets record at Bonnevill Salt Flats". Championships title and banned her for life from participating in USFSA-run events as either a skater or a coach. Fourteen years ago an attack by a hitman hired by Tonya Harding's ex-husband on ice skating rival Nancy Kerrigan sparked a media firestorm. The former champion hopes others learn from her mistakes. In a segment during the show, she performed several jumps and spins. The Early Show went out west to see how Harding has been doing in her roller coaster life.