Wanting her competition out of the way in the Olympics, Harding conspired with ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his hired henchman, Shane Stant. Stant clubbed Kerrigan on the knee with a metal baton on Jan. 6, 1994, during a practice session at the U.S. Figure Skating Olympic trials. Kerrigan was forced to withdraw from the competition, but was waived onto the team. Harding, who placed first at the trials, placed eighth at Lillehammer amid a swirl of controversy before eventually admitting she hindered the prosecution of those involved in the attack. She was later banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
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