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Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan

In the early '90s, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were two household names in the world of figure skating, but in 1994, a man hit Kerrigan's leg with a metal pole just before the US Figure Skating Championships. With suspicion and investigations brewing, Harding eventually opened up to say that she, her ex-husband, and her bodyguard had plotted the attack and hired a man to break Kerrigan's leg. Following her admission, Harding was at first banned from figure skating, but after she threatened to sue, she was accepted back into the sport. At the next Olympics, it felt like some sort of karmic ending when a postrecovery Kerrigan won the silver medal and Harding placed eighth.

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