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NEAR MINT CONDITION! This is a GUARANTEED GENUINE HAND SIGNED NANCY KERRIGAN ICE SKATE! THIS PIECE WAS DONATED BY "PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS" AND PURCHASED AT A SERTOMA CLUB AUCTION. IT IS GUARANTEED TO BE A GENUINE NANCY KERRIGAN SKATE AND IT IS GUARANTEED TO BE A GENUINE NANCY KERRIGAN HAND-SIGNED AUTOGRAPH OR WE WILL GIVE YOU A FULL REFUND INCLUDING RETURN SHIPPING!! NANCY KERRIGAN WAS THE OLYMPIC ICE SKATING CHAMPION WHO WAS CLUBBED IN THE KNEES AT THE OLYMPIC TRIALS. THE PLOT WAS FORMED BY TONYA HARDING AND CARRIED OUT BY HER EX-HUSBAND JEFF GILLOLY, DERRICK SMITH, TONYA'S BODYGUARD SHAWN ECKARDT, AND SHANE STANT IN 1994. THE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO AND THE NANCY KERRIGAN WEBSITE PICS ARE NOT FOR SALE - THIS AUCTION IS FOR HER HAND-SIGNED SKATE!
A SUPERB GIFT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY OR FOR ANY OCCASION!
Nearly six months after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, the U.S. Figure Skating Association yesterday stripped Tonya Harding of her 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life.
Nancy Kerrigan went on to win the Silver Olympic medal after an extremely close competition with Gold Medalist Oksana Baiul. She later hosted Saturday Night Live.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CHAMPION
I started skating when I was six years old. I took group lessons at a rink near my home. We first had to learn how to stand up on the ice wearing skates. Eventually we learned to move forward, but soon found out that it was not that easy to stop! So that was our next important lesson. Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me. I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers. That's probably why I liked the athletic part of skating - especially the jumping!
I watched skating on TV all of the time. I always liked watching the men's skating because they did all of the jumping and daring moves which was mostly done by men back then.
I started practicing the triple-triple combination when I was 14 years old. This is when you take off into a triple toe loop, spin in the air three times, land on one foot and use that foot to do another triple toe loop and spin in the air three times. I was determined to do it! I practiced and practiced and landed my first triple-triple after one week of practice. I did my first one in a competition a year later. I was supposed to do it at the beginning of my program but got nervous and didn't do it. But I did it at the end. The judges were amazed - no other women were doing them.
It was after that competition that I knew I was not just an average skater.
I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas - but I did too! My brothers thought they were going to get rid of me when I started figure skating - which they said was for wimps. But I still followed them around. They would often put hockey gear on me and have me play goalie for their street hockey games. It didn't bother me a bit! I actually loved it!
My coaches did not always like my "hockey-like" skating - going as fast as I could all over the rink. But they straightened me out - literally! They told me to stand up straight when skating, not bend over like a hockey player!
Even now I can't describe why I love skating so much. It was never about winning medals or being famous. People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing - but I always told them that I just loved to skate. T was no other explanation.
It wasn't always easy getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning to go to the rink. Sometimes I wanted to just go back to sleep. But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go - telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is t waiting for me - I would get up and go. And m...