Tonya Harding
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"Tonya Maxene Harding" is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Figure Skating Championships/World Championships. Known for strong athleticism, Harding was the second woman, and the first American woman, to complete a axel jump/triple Axel jump in competition. She is also noted for conflict with Nancy Kerrigan.

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A Shot in the Dark!

She hits me and she beats me and she drinks. My mom is an alcoholic.

One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs.

I still put on the skates once in a while, but I do not look back. I had a great career. I hope to have a great career in boxing, too. I am not bitter at the way some people may look at me. Sure, I am trying to turn my image around and be a lady. But you can be a lady, and an athlete, too.

There are some similarities between boxing and skating. Both require power and grace. Physically, boxing is obviously much harder. I weighed between 105-108 pounds when I skated. I will weigh around 120 for my first fight. I just ate a bunch of carbohydrates, which was great, to help gain some weight. I did not lift weights at all.