Kerrigan, Nancy

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Nancy Kerrigan
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Name
Kerrigan, Nancy Gender: F
Nancy Ann Kerrigan
born on 13 October 1969 at 17:17 (= 5:17 PM )
Place Woburn, Massachusetts, 42n29, 71w09
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°43 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°38'



Biography

American skating champion, an Olympic metal winner. Graceful and elegant, she won the Bronze Metal World Championship in the U.S. Nationals in1991, later winning a Bronze Medal for figure skating in Albertville, France in the Olympic contention 2/21/1992, and a U.S. Figure Skating Champion in Detroit .

On 1/06/1994, she was attacked in the afternoon while leaving a practice session, severely bruising her right knee. She had to withdraw from competition due to the injury, even though she was named to the U.S. Winter Olympic team. It was later discovered that her attacker had been hired by the bodyguard of competitive skater Tanya Harding.

Nancy began skating at the age of six at the local rink. Her father, a welder, took two and three jobs to pay for her skating lessons. With a disease of the retinas, her mother, Brenda, is legally blind. There are two older brothers who play hockey and most family vacations are to skating competitions. They are not affluent but a close-knit family with grandparents living two doors away.

Since winning her medal in 1994, she had a time-period of bad press. She pouted after losing the gold medal to Oksana Baiul, snubbed Mickey Mouse at Disney World while doing promotional work and became known for being temperamental. She started a relationship with her manager, Jerry Solomon, in July of 1994. Solomon had been separated from his wife since Oct. 1993. Nancy began a 14-day tour in Dec. 1994. She married Jerry Solomon in 1996 after his divorce, and they shopped for a home near her parent's house in Stoneham, MA.

In November 1999, Kerrigan released a pop single, "Shining Through" which is included on a new CD musical tribute to skating. She recorded the song in 1994 after being approached by songwriter Michael Jay. This is her only recording and she states, "I'm not giving up the day job."

On April 14, 2005, Kerrigan gave birth to her second son, Brian Solomon, in Boston, MA; the baby was delivered by Caesarian section. Kerrigan has had six miscarriages since the birth of her first son, eight years old at the time of Brian's birth.

Her dad died in the early morning hours of January 24, 2010 at his Stoneham, MA home after a physical altercation with his son. Emergency help was called to the home at about 1:30 PM and the father was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The son, Nancy's brother Mark, was intoxicated according to police reports; he was arrested and charged with assault and battery. After further investigation into the exact cause of death was made, he was tried for manslaughter. The trial was held in late May 2011. On May 26, 2011 he was found not guilty of manslaughter but sentenced to two years in prison for assault and battery.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Harding, Tonya (born 12 November 1970)

Events

  • Work : Prize 21 February 1992 (Bronze medal,figure skating, Albertville, France)
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  • Work : Prize 6 January 1994 (US Figure Skating Championship in Detroit)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 6 January 1994 (Struck on leg)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 8 September 1998 (Settlement in defamation lawsuit)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 1999 (Released single song on CD)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 April 2005 (Second child, Brian)
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  • Death of Father 24 January 2010 (After an altercation with his son, Nancy's brother)
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  • Family trauma 25 May 2011 (Brother acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of assault and battery)
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Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family close (Dad took extra jobs to support daughters interests)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Two brothers, skaters and hockey players)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Miscarriages
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Defamation suit, won)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Assault/ Battery victim (By Tanya Harding)
  • Vocation : Sports : Skating (Champion)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Bronze, world championship,US Nationals)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Bronze, Albertville, France)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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