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"February sixteenth. Nineteen Ninety one twenty year old. Tonya harding stepped onto the ice in Minneapolis Minnesota for the US figure Skating Championships APN ships. She cut in atypical figure. Her skating dress was mint green polyester. Her Blonde bangs were teased into frizzy curls but Tanya was more than unique in her appearance she was about to attempt something none of her fellow competitors could even imagine a triple bull. Axel winter music started Tanya. I performed back to back camel spins extending her right leg behind her in arabesque balancing on her left blade as she whipped her body around then. She pushed off charging down the rink gathering. Power for a triple Lutz. Tanya balanced on her left foot gliding backward then launched off her right toe pick and rotated in the air three times. She landed perfectly on her right blade. But a triple Lutz was a relatively routine new for Tonya harding in his commentary. Figure Skating analyst Dick Button voiced with the entire rink was thinking and now the question is whether she will become the first American into attempt. Incomplete triple axel jump fueled by Momentum Tanya propelled down the ice gaining speed then. Halfway down the rink she let herself coast on her right foot. One breath to breaths then she turned and pushed off the outside edge of her left skate. Tanya rotated an impossible three and a half times before landing back on the the ice on her right blade she nailed it. The crowd exploded in cheers and applause in that one split-second second her entire life changed. Tonya harding made history as sports reporter. Chris Connelly Connelly lamented. If we could stop her story right there it would be one of the happiest stories you could ever see but her dreams would would end abruptly less than three years later when her life was rocked with violence and scandal. Tonya harding would be notorious. Torius or all the wrong reasons.."