Tonya Harding was a very popular American figure skater, who is currently retired. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she started skating when she was just 3 years old. Her mother hand-sew Tonya’s costumes because they didn’t have enough money to purchase them. Tonya often mentions that she was abused throughout her childhood. From there, Tonya managed to become one of America’s most popular figure skaters. Today, we will be taking a look at her career, and then we’ll check out the situation regarding Tonya Harding’s Snapchat account.
Her career started in the mid-80s when she managed to place at number 6 of the US Figure Skating Championships. The following years she kept improving her placements until she was estimated to win it in 1990. However, due to some injuries, she was only able to finish 7th.
The next year, however, she managed to do it, by landing a triple axel during the competition. The same year, she repeated the move and finished second overall. At the Winter Olympics, she finished 4th overall. 1991 was the definite peak of her career. Afterward, she was still at the top of the ladders but never came close to winning the Championship again. She qualified for the ’94 Olympics but finished 8th overall, which was really disappointing for her.
During this time, a huge controversy started surrounding her. Her biggest rival, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and injured to the point where she was unable to compete at the U.S Championships. After an investigation, Harding and her husband Jeff Gillooly (with several others) were charged guilty for the assault. This stopped her career and she was banned from all competitions by the USFSA. In her autobiography, she stated that she was going to call the police after hearing about Gillooly’s plan, but was threatened with death by him.
And that is the story of Harding’s skating career and controversy. Next up, we are taking a look at something a little more up to date – Tonya Harding’s Snapchat and other social media accounts.
Tonya Harding Snapchat Username – Tonya Doesn’t Use Snapchat
Tonya Harding’s Snapchat account is… well, nonexistent, we are sad to report. While she still has fans on other social media, she never expressed interest in using Snapchat.
Tonya Harding – Other Social Media Accounts
Speaking of other social media account of hers, here they are:
Tonya Harding Twitter Username – @thetonyaharding