Nancy Kerrigan was an Olympic figure skater who represented USA at multiple international competitions. She won many medals throughout her career and quickly rose to fame. But one afternoon after practicing for the 1994 Olympic Games, something happened. The surprise attack that was launched on her would change her career and her life forever.
Nancy Kerrigan was born to Brenda and Daniel Kerrigan in Stoneham, Massachusetts on October 13th, 1969. From a young age her two older brothers called her a “tomboy”. She was thrilled when her parents bought her a hockey stick for Christmas, just like they did for her brothers.
But it wasn’t ice hockey that she found passion in. Although she loved being on the ice, it was figure skating that really made her tick when she was just six. Her parents decided to start investing in her talents after a local instructor commented on her excellent form. It wasn’t long before she won the Boston Open at age nine.