Unfortunately for Kerrigan, her injury was severe enough that she was forced to pull out of competing in the national championships the following night. Kerrigan tries her best to remain positive at a press conference after a number of the criminals were formally charged. Olympic Committee and Harding on whether she could compete in the Olympics, the committee decides she can participate. Still, around this time, Harding denies involvement, issuing the following statement to the press: "Despite my mistakes and rough edges, I have done nothing to violate the standards of excellence in sportsmanship that are expected in an Olympic athlete. With high expectations to win gold due to the infamous events that propelled her into the media spotlight, Kerrigan skates her best yet, but still falls short of gold, thanks to a surprise upset by year-old Ukrainian Oksana Baiul. Kerrigan was her longtime rival — the one person in the way of her making the Olympic team.
Mae. Age: 25.
Shawn Eckardt and Derrick Smith during their arraignment on charges of conspiracy to commit assault in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
Alanna. Age: 21.
Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan: A Timeline of Kerrigan's Attack and the Aftermath
On the night of the Olympics, Harding abruptly stops performing during her first skate due to a broken shoelace. Although she's allowed a re-skate, it proves pointless. Tonya Harding pumps her fists as she finishes her gold medal winning program at the women's championship January 8,