|Celebrated Name:||Tonya Harding|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Tonya Maxene Price|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 November 1970|
|Birth Place:||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Joseph Jens Price (m. 2010), Michael Smith (m. 1995–1996), Jeff Gillooly (m. 1990–1993)|
|Children:||Yes (Gordon Price)|
|Profession:||American former figure skater, a retired boxer, and reality television personality|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$100 thousand|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Tonya Harding is a former figure skater from America. After her skating career, she became a professional boxer. She has represented the United States in several skating championships and is also a two-time Olympian. The U.S. Figure Skating Association banned her in 1994 after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. Harding is the first woman to do two triple axels in the same competition.
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Tonya Maxene Harding was born on November 12, 1970, in Portland, Oregon, to her parents Alan Harding and LaVona Golden. She started skating at the age of 3.
She has earned her GED from David Douglas High School. She had a troubled childhood and was physically and mentally abused by her own mother.
In 1990, Tonya Harding got married to Jeff Gillooly. They divorced in 1993. From 1995 to 1996, she was married to Michael Smith. In 2010, she got married to Joseph Jens Price. The couple has a son named Gordon, born in 2011.
In January 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by Shane Stant during the practice session of 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Stant was hired by Harding’s former husband Gillooly and her bodyguard named Shawn Eckhardt. Eckhardt received 18 months of imprisonment. Following the incident, she was banned for life by the USFSA.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 November 1970, Tonya Harding is 52 years old as of today’s date 31st May 2023. Her height is 1.55 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.
Tonya Harding started her career as a professional skater in the 1980s. At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986, she finished at sixth. In 1987 and 1988, she placed in fifth, and in 1989, was third. In 1989, she won the Skate America and became a strong contender for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1990.
In 1991, she delivered her 1st triple axel in the United States Championship, and also went on to win the title. She again delivered the triple axel in the 1991 World Championships and became the first American to do it. Later, she won the event.
In 1992, Harding represented the United States in the Winter Olympic Games and also in the World Championships. She did not qualify for the World Championship team for the United States in 1993. She finished eighth at the 1994 Winter Olympics held in Lillehammer, Norway.
After leaving figure skating, she became the manager of Los Gringos Locos of AAA Wrestling. She was also a member of the band called ‘Golden Blades.’ In 2002, she turned into a professional boxer. In her boxing career, she has a win/loss record of 3-3. Tonya Harding left boxing as she had asthma and was active until June 2004.
Awards & Achievements
Tonya Harding has made three first-ever records in figure skating. She is the first woman to do a triple axel, execute two triple axels, and complete a triple axel with a double toe loop. She has won the Skate America Championships twice in her career. She is also the winner of the 1989 Nations Cup. In 1988-89, she won the Prize of Moscow News. She has also won the U.S. Championships.
Net Worth & Salary of Tonya Harding in 2023
As of May 2023, Tonya Harding has an estimated net worth of more than $100 thousand. Although she had an amazing career in figure skating, her career was shortened following the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. She has also boxed and has appeared in the 1996 film called ‘Breakaway.’ In 2008, Tonya Harding became the commentator of ‘The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest…’ on TruTV. In 2010, she set the automobile land speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats.
Tonya Harding is considered one of the most popular figure skaters in the world. She has made many records during her career and also had a successful boxing career. After the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, she has been the subject of many films, television shows, music, opera, and documentaries. In 2008, she released her autobiography entitled ‘The Tonya Tapes.’
I just watched I, Tonya (Margot Robbie was robbed of that Best Actress Oscar!) which led me here, hoping to confirm details of the story it’s based on. I still have so many questions!
Was she also abused by her ex-husband & not just her mother?
Did she really have to make her own costumes?
Why was Shawn Eckhardt her “bodyguard” in the first place?
Why was Nancy Kerrigan the target? Why not the others? Katerina Witt & Oksana Baiul outskated Kerrigan in the past. They were obviously bigger competition. That’s the one reason it’s legitimately possible that she really didn’t know anything about the attack as she claims. Think about it- if you’re going to go so far as to physically attack the competition, why not pick the competitor with the highest scores (who ended up beating Kerrigan & won the Gold) instead? Go big or go home, you know? It makes no sense. Was Tonya Harding really dumb enough to choose the skater who was her least threat to be attacked? She was after gold. All Olympians are chasing that gold medal. Who would be dumb enough to fail at cheating? An idiot with a delusional BFF who thinks he was a CIA agent.
In the movie, she claims the judges never gave her the scores she deserved because she was trashy, but didn’t her triple axel scores mean they really were giving her the scores she deserved?
I believe Tonya whole truth. Her 1st husband ruined her life! Then the Judges held against her how she was raised. Through all that she tried very hard. Her story is very sad not fair that she didn’t get to use her wonderful beautiful skating to even become the greatest skated that should be worth millions.
She is a common hood. Yes she’s talented, maybe the most talented of ice skating and threw it all away.
It is good that Nancy Kerrigan made a quick recovery…
Yes, it was very bad for Tonya Harding & her deplorable husband to commit such treachery, and surely being young & dumb is no excuse.
yes, it was a long time ago and they got punished for it, so it’s over now.
I say Tonya Harding should be forgiven.
We all learn from our mistakes.
Still today, she is iconic to World figure skating. They short changed her.
Judges, law judge and especially the media.
Your are a champion.
I wish I could see her skate.Years ago she skated on occasion at a place called Valley Plaza, where we would skip school all day and hang out at night.
She knew about the attack after it had happened. Was she part of the conspiracy? As part of a plea bargain she was seen as complicit. She admitted to witholding her knowledge of the attacker/s involved. But there would have been mitigating circumstances in her defence?
I just watched I Tonya..if even part of ot is true she got hosed. Margaret Robbie did a phenomenal job in the film. Loved it! I’m glad Nancy recovered.