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Facts of Nancy Kerrigan

Full Name:Nancy Kerrigan
Age:53 years 5 months
Birth Date:October 13,1969
Lucky Number:11
Lucky Stone:Peridot
Lucky Color:Blue
Best Match for Marriage:Gemini
Birth Place:Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
Father's Name:Daniel Kerrigan
Mother's Name:Brenda Kerrigan
Marital Status:Married
Husband / Wife Name:Jerry Solomon
Profession:actress and former figure skater
Education:Stoneham High School, Emmanuel College
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)
Net Worth:$8 million
Hair Color:Brown
Eye Color:Brown
Waist Size:26 inch
Bra Size:34 inch
Hip Size:35 inch
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Who is Nancy Kerrigan?

Nancy Kerrigan, the famous former American figure skater has experienced a life that consists of achievements against all odds. She overcame a conspiracy attack by her rival to shine during the Olympics and several ice shows.

The 1994 Cobo Arena criminal attack

It was envy and bad mindset of her rival, Tonya Harding’s husband that led to a criminal attack on the medal-aspiring ice skater, Nancy Kerrigan. It was 6 January 1994 in Detroit when Nancy walked through a corridor of the Cobo Arena after her practice session unaware of what was in store for her on that fateful day.

Source: Honey Nine (Nancy after the attack)

A police baton bludgeoned her on her right lower thigh by an attacker who was later arrested and found to be Shane Stant, a hitman employed by her rival Tonya Harding’s husband, Jeff Gillooly. Luckily for Nancy, she had a fast recovery and could compete in the upcoming Olympics. Besides, this attack only added to her fame and she also received several offers for endorsements.

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In a recent interview on Inside Edition, Shane Stant said:

“The ultimate goal was so that she wouldn’t skate at the Nationals,” 

He added:

“There was initial talk of like, cutting her Achilles tendon, which obviously would cripple her. I didn’t think it was necessary. I wasn’t willing to do that on top of that.”

Shane was sentenced to 18 months in jail while Jeff got 2 years of imprisonment. Tonya maintained throughout that she was not aware of the whole conspiracy.

Nancy’s career

Nancy was strongly interested in ice skating right from her childhood. She won the Boston Open at the age of nine. Her name gained prominence when she got fourth place at the junior level in the 1987 US Figure Skating Championships. Her performance in the rink improved with time; from 12th in 1988 to 4th in 1990. She was a great jumper which was her strongest point.

Source: ABC News (Nancy Kerrigan)

She got the 3rd position at the US Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and won the bronze medal. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, she won a bronze, and silver at the 1992 World Championships. She became the national champion after Yamaguchi’s retirement. At the 1994 Winter Olympics, she bagged a silver medal.

Her innocent remarks were many times caught on camera and aired out of context leading to some negative publicity. She lost some of her endorsements due to it. She took to professional skating soon after and also was in 2004 inducted into the  United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Nancy Kerrigan has also appeared as a guest on several TV shows and also has done some guest appearances on TV shows. In 2004, she sang a cover of ‘The Best’ and was a special correspondent for ET at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She competed in season 24 of Dancing with the Stars and was eliminated in week 7. A movie titled ‘I, Tonya’ was released in December 2017.

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Nancy Kerrigan- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Early Life

Nancy Kerrigan was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts on 13 October 1969 to welder Daniel Kerrigan and homemaker Brenda Schultz. She is of mixed descent (English, Irish, and German). Nancy Kerrigan has two brothers Michael and Mark. She is the youngest and only daughter.

Source: Masslive (Nancy’s father and mother)

Her father worked hard and overtime so that she could have her figure skating classes. She started at the age of 6. Father Daniel used to drive the ice resurfacer in exchange for her special lessons and coaching.

She was a student at Stoneham High School and later at Emmanuel College where she studied business.

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Nancy Kerrigan- Relationship

Nancy married her agent Jerry Solomon on 9 September 1995 and have three children together; Matthew (born 1996), Brian (born 2005), and Nicole (Born 2008). She had said in an interview that she had 6 miscarriages that strained her marriage.

Source: ABC News (Nancy with husband)

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