121. Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan

Tonya Harding is the notorious American figure skater made headlines in 1994 by attacking her skating Nancy Kerrigan. During a practice session for the United States Figure Skating Championships, Harding and her -husband hired her husband's friend to physically assault Kerrigan. attack was intended to improve Harding's chances to the Olympic team, which she did. The plan to break Kerrigan's leg, but was not successful. only suffered severe bruising. She was also part the Olympic team in Lillehammer, Norway.

When it discovered that Harding was behind the attack, a frenzy ensued. Kerrigan was on the cover of Time, and Newsweek in January 1994. The media onto the Olympic city in great numbers, and video of the competition became one of the watched shows in American history. The following month, 's husband cooperated with authorities by testifying against Harding her co-conspirators in a plea-bargaining agreement. Harding was from competing for life by the United States Skating Association after pleading guilty for her part the attack on March 16, 1994. By pleading , she was able to avoid a jail sentence.

remained in the American limelight for several years the incident. Her ex-husband released a wedding sex of Harding and himself. Some of those images published by Penthouse Magazine. She competed in a TV network broadcast of Celebrity Boxing in 2002. went on to try a professional boxing career following year, but with little success. Kerrigan, on other hand, fell out of the American culture , never to be heard of again.