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Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan won a silver medal at the 1994 Olympics despite being hit in the knee earlier in the year.
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Nancy Kerrigan's ice hockey background made it easy to transition into figure skating at the age of six. When an instructor commented on her talent, Nancy's family began investing in her Olympic career. She won the Boston Open, her first competition, at age nine. After her first taste of success, Kerrigan quickly went on to win both local and regional competitions. But her continued success cost money and, to make ends meet, Dan Kerrigan worked odd jobs and took out loans to support her aspirations.
Kerrigan earned a bronze medal at Albertville, followed by her first national title at the U.S. Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. The Olympian appeared to be entering the top of her game in 1993. Her poor performance at the 1993 World Games in Prague, however, sent her down to tenth place. Kerrigan expressed her humiliation to national TV crews after her plummet in the rankings. "I just want to die," Kerrigan told reporters in a storm of tears after the competition.
More determined than ever to make her parents proud, Kerrigan returned to training with a renewed vigor. Seeking counsel from a sports psychologist and limiting her public appearances, she returned to competition refreshed and ready to compete. The hard work paid off, and Kerrigan landed two big wins at major international competitions at the end of 1993.
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