Tonya Harding - 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Ladies' Free Skate

  • Published on Nov 23, 2010
  • Tonya Finishes first after being the first America Women to complete and Attempt a triple Axel. In my opinion this is top 3 greatest long programs of all time. It is still difficult to Today's standards.
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  • Sinoidotschka
    Sinoidotschka 12 hours ago

    I’m glad Tonya this was your first win!!! You deserved that!!!

  • H A
    H A Day ago

    Tonya you are very talented. You should have gotten gold medal

  • edwin quillen
    edwin quillen 3 days ago

    The LeBron of skating

  • Punk Girl
    Punk Girl 3 days ago

    This was amazing. She made history. But I feel bad for what happened to that girl.

  • Eliza Gaskell
    Eliza Gaskell 3 days ago

    Whether you love her or hate her, Tonya Harding nailed the triple axel - that can never be taken away from her.

  • Todd Craig
    Todd Craig 7 days ago

    Can somebody explain in what way is Tonya not graceful? She seems extremely graceful to me. It's not because she has big thighs, is it?

    • phantasma616
      phantasma616 3 days ago

      judging by what the one announcer said, I think she wasn't as "artistic" and didn't "dance" as much previously, and was more about action and more sports-like? the announcer says she grew in being able to slow down and feel the music.

  • Niko942
    Niko942 9 days ago

    When they banned her, she should have started a new skating competition organization that did not used judges to measure technical performance.

  • Marco polo
    Marco polo 10 days ago

    Her skating is so beautiful

  • E B
    E B 10 days ago

    Stunning! One of the best underrated skaters in the sport! Its not all about the ice princess!

  • Natalie Ulumbelashvili

  • Norton Flintoff
    Norton Flintoff 10 days ago

    She looks like she had so much fun on there and the crowd loved it. Well done. . They can never take that moment from her. ♥️

  • mikeparez
    mikeparez 11 days ago

    Tonya was so much fun to watch

  • Patricia Arroyo Estevez

    The damn husband ruined her life and carrier she diserbed better

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 13 days ago

    The ice skating Association is corrupt... deliberately set up the rules, so Tonya Harding could not fit in... it would allow that judges to give her a lower points score! They didn't want Tonya Harding to be number one to represent the sport! For that reason I hate ice skating! But I love Tonya Harding skating she's number one!
    Banning Tonya Harding from skating shows you just how demonic the ice skating Association is!

  • Stephanie KELLY
    Stephanie KELLY 13 days ago +1

    Love tonya harding.....always will....❤❤❤

  • Hestia Vesta
    Hestia Vesta 16 days ago

    por un momento fuiste querida

  • Podrick Payne
    Podrick Payne 17 days ago

    Google sufjan Stevens Tonya Harding a beautiful tribute to a beautiful real Americam girl

  • Podrick Payne
    Podrick Payne 17 days ago

    Girl threw it away with that scum! Bag bf she could have gone far... :(

  • Ayano Tatemaya
    Ayano Tatemaya 19 days ago

    When she jumps, I am always seeing a cat😂
    She's that good

  • Ayano Tatemaya
    Ayano Tatemaya 19 days ago

    The reason why she exert so much force is because she has strong jumps, and also she gain more power from her waist part.

  • Ayano Tatemaya
    Ayano Tatemaya 19 days ago

    Her reflexes are awesome

  • Court Chan
    Court Chan 20 days ago

    That rink needs to be twice the size

  • Фуджисаки Чихиро

    Прекрасный тройоной акскль

  • Sophie
    Sophie 23 days ago +3

    all the other skaters used traditional classical music, and then here’s tonya skating to the theme from batman. iconic.

    • ChooseYour Poison
      ChooseYour Poison 12 days ago

      Ikr? I suggest watching the final where Tonya skated to People Are Still Having Sex. (If you type it in the search box it should come straight up) It's great - the other girls are prissily gliding round to classical music and out comes Tonya and slams out a few triple axels to People Are Still Having Sex. It's like a gigantic middle finger to the judges.

  • Kellie Kane
    Kellie Kane 24 days ago

    I was always her fan. After I met Nancy Kerrigan, I lost any sympathy for what happened to her. But I always felt that Tonya was this tragedy. She married the wrong guy and he destroyed her career.

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 26 days ago +1

    Doing a triple Axel is a very risky move or else the other skaters would be doing that... Tonya Harding had the courage to make it happen!

  • PanasonicTooth
    PanasonicTooth Month ago

    This is some MK Ultra shit.

  • Andrea M
    Andrea M Month ago

    This performance was pure magic. The classical part followed with rock music, when she just explodes. Just phenomenal. She indeed kicked some asses.

  • Re Simba
    Re Simba Month ago


  • Alisa Rodrigues
    Alisa Rodrigues Month ago +1

    I broke into tears by the end of her program. She had so much of drive and passion.

  • dee stevens
    dee stevens Month ago +1

    Such an epic moment for skating and Tonya!!!

  • Park Hye Carl
    Park Hye Carl Month ago

    Shes talented

  • ncjuppiter
    ncjuppiter Month ago

    I love when she says “dreams come true.” No matter what happened after this, she worked hard for this and deserved it.

  • Tito Tobing
    Tito Tobing Month ago

    Her triple axel 4:11

  • Laykin Renee
    Laykin Renee Month ago +1

    Can I like give her a hug or something😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa Month ago +1

    what an amazing skater. you just can't compare the athleticism and power with anyone.

  • The Nsider
    The Nsider Month ago

    She got screwed...

  • Treecy's Open Face GoldTooth

    Screw Nancy!

  • Alan Baer
    Alan Baer Month ago

    Triple Axel is at 0:57

  • Shadeau #GU
    Shadeau #GU 2 months ago +1


  • Vladimir Nilov
    Vladimir Nilov 2 months ago

    Невероятный triple Axel ,такой запас ,такая сила прыжка ! Как жаль ,что движение к новым вершинам остановило ужасное происшествие , а в больших масштабах это остановил весь прогресс в фигурном катании , на многие годы... Сочувствую утрате самого дорогого ,что было у этой девушки - выходить на лёд и заниматься любимым делом.

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 2 months ago

    Figure skating is an athletic event... that means you have to have the right attributes... Tonya Harding has at all!

  • Juan Vargas
    Juan Vargas 2 months ago

    Totally agree... however I'd like to know which are the other 2 programs

  • XxcanntrexX 1
    XxcanntrexX 1 2 months ago

    This Campeonship

  • inness17
    inness17 2 months ago

    0:57 axelllll

  • Aleksandra Limassol
    Aleksandra Limassol 2 months ago

    Тонечка,как жаль ,что ты не стала Олимпийской Чемпионкой.....

  • ChaCha's Vlog NZ
    ChaCha's Vlog NZ 2 months ago

    She’s just being her self in it’s unbeatable talent,i love her creativity.

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 2 months ago

    Tonya Harding's ice skating is suspenseful and thrilling to watch... the triple Axel puts her on top of the game... everyone else is a cat's meow!

  • Elle Thalmann
    Elle Thalmann 2 months ago +1


  • Elle Thalmann
    Elle Thalmann 2 months ago +1

    I’m a figure scatter and she is my idol and I have learned to much off her
    We had an assignment of your favourite figure scatter and I love her movie I, Tonya

  • Keyla Gamer123
    Keyla Gamer123 2 months ago

    Poor tonya she dose so well and her mom act to her like a brat

  • olaraay
    olaraay 3 months ago

    what did she say at 6:55 ?

  • Sérgio Jordão
    Sérgio Jordão 3 months ago

    So amazing

  • Life With Chins
    Life With Chins 3 months ago +1

    She was the first American skater, and the first woman wow

  • Scott W
    Scott W 3 months ago +1

    im in the midst of battling cancer - whenever I feel like giving up, I think of Tonya and watch this skate. Probably 1,000 of these views are mine. If you ever see this comment, Tonya, you’re my inspiration.

  • Maryam Alsbaity
    Maryam Alsbaity 3 months ago

    Regardless of the movie or any documentary or any side story.. this achievement is hers and hers only she made it happen she earned the moment that was years of suffering and practicing. No one can take it from her no one has the right it is only her effort and persistence

  • quekhi
    quekhi 3 months ago +1

    it makes me so sad to know that they took her career from her, yet she was still the first american woman to attempt a triple axle

  • imani jimbah
    imani jimbah 3 months ago

    Awwww bless her❤️

  • IamARobot7
    IamARobot7 3 months ago +2

    I am Batman and I approve of my soundtrack being in this video

  • Stefani Salovni
    Stefani Salovni 3 months ago +1

    Tonyaaaa always has my hearttt!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Stefani Salovni
    Stefani Salovni 3 months ago +3

    ARGHHH IM ALSO FEELING HAPPY FOR IT! You desever itttttt ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💯💯🔥🔥

  • amanda kiley
    amanda kiley 3 months ago +2

    Go Tonya!!!!!

  • Steven Robertson
    Steven Robertson 3 months ago +1

    I also love it that Tanya puts the Phyz in Physics!

  • Petra Gabriella Gazsó
    Petra Gabriella Gazsó 3 months ago

    She at least Tanya has something what most of us not "Trurly having the happiest dream moment of her life"

  • Mika Lei
    Mika Lei 3 months ago

    Wild how people can forgive someone’s actions if they’re good enough at a sport

  • Daniel de Freitas - Guitarist

    Send in the Clowns is quite a poignant piece of music, her husband and crew being them.

  • Nick C
    Nick C 3 months ago

    It doesn’t matter who the fuck she is....,,if she’s not the greatest figure skater I don’t know
    Who is????

  • Nick C
    Nick C 3 months ago

    They called her trailer park trash
    , aha what’s funny is she fucking OWNED IT

  • Samiran Borah
    Samiran Borah 3 months ago

    everytime i watch this, i get so emotional.

  • Kara Kever
    Kara Kever 3 months ago

    instead of trying to make her like every other ice skater there has been, they should’ve embraced her uniqueness! I don’t know about you but grace is needed for ice skating! that one jump just helped her so much for the rest of her performance and her excitement at the end is so exciting!! no one can take this away from her. she deserves it!!

  • Misha Ayub
    Misha Ayub 3 months ago +1

    0:53 the triple axel

  • Deadlyfati 1
    Deadlyfati 1 3 months ago

    She was awesome she shouldn’t have felt treated by no one

  • Steven Robertson
    Steven Robertson 3 months ago +1

    The girl who made figure skating interesting!

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey 3 months ago +1

    If I had a time machine, I’d keep Tonya away from Jeff.

  • Renee Pickett
    Renee Pickett 3 months ago

    That was an awesome performance period

  • Caz W
    Caz W 3 months ago

    It is a shame she did not get a sponsor to pay for her lessons.

  • lily galvxz
    lily galvxz 3 months ago

    Triple Axel 0:57

  • Aaliyah Herron
    Aaliyah Herron 3 months ago +1

    I am 12 and I was just inspired to start figure. I hope it’s not too late

    • Court Chan
      Court Chan Month ago

      It's not too late! I started when I was 13 and got pretty far. Just work super hard

  • rachel bordeaux
    rachel bordeaux 3 months ago +1

    Tonya completed 3 lutz, 3 axel, 3 loop, 3 flip, 3 salchow-double loop combination, 2 axel, fast and centered spins with great positions, amazing transitions and choreo sequence.... I am in awe. This program's components stand the test of time. Tonya skated so far ahead of her time. Also, her music selections from Tim Burton's Batman, Send in the Clowns, and that pop number gave her a variety of expressionand tempo. Wow.

  • Legend Of Foxy
    Legend Of Foxy 3 months ago +1

    She was the best no one can replace her

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 4 months ago +2

    Tonya Harding fans knows who the real winner is, in spite of the bad judging!

  • Dan Stafford
    Dan Stafford 4 months ago

    Bad judging is the real game changer... in other sports as well... and bodybuilding they told Frank Columbo he was too muscular, he came unglued and tore the judges desk apart!

  • anfeild8
    anfeild8 4 months ago +1

    One of the best woman triple axel jumps,i remember watching I've ever seen on 'tv I remember the crowd going mad,she had height speed length, beautiful jump

  • Tony Martinez
    Tony Martinez 4 months ago


  • lawrenceofcorte
    lawrenceofcorte 4 months ago

    anyone else watching i, tonya right now?

  • Ronaldo Pali
    Ronaldo Pali 4 months ago

    I think this guy definitely announces baseball games

  • Ronaldo Pali
    Ronaldo Pali 4 months ago

    That guys voice is familiar

  • br0y0ua1ntc00l h4h4
    br0y0ua1ntc00l h4h4 4 months ago +2

    its her life, she should’ve get unbanned. she deserves all the love after the movie was aired.

  • Soph ia
    Soph ia 4 months ago


  • Cj M
    Cj M 4 months ago

    America loves its trailer trash

  • Claire B
    Claire B 4 months ago +2

    I could literally watch her skate for hours.

  • Patrick Brown
    Patrick Brown 4 months ago

    Her talent combined with her life story growing up would make her one of the most inspirational people in America if it wasn't for what followed a few years later. Terrible she threw it all away.

    • Patrick Brown
      Patrick Brown 4 months ago

      @Claire B Odd how personally you seem to have taken my comment. Watching that video I felt admiration for her, yet there is no denying that she did something really stupid and it cost her everything a few years later. I didn't even express an opinion in my post just stated a fact. So what is your problem?

    • Claire B
      Claire B 4 months ago

      I tried to write this comment to you 3 times, but I realized that no matter how I wrote it you're probably gonna be too arrogant to get it and it was gonna take too long. Just don't ever make a mistake that changes your life. If you do, then I hope you can relate on some fucking level to why she did what she did and suffered her consequences.

  • Ann Cry
    Ann Cry 4 months ago

    Best of the best!!!

  • Sylvia Ross
    Sylvia Ross 4 months ago

    I don't condone what Tonya Harding did to Nancy Kerrigan, but I'll be honest: I never liked Kerrigan. She seemed like a little miss goody two shoes from a perfect middle class background, while Tonya Harding was working class & had to work hard to get where she was. This performance was flawless, in my opinion, & perfect. She was really at the top of her game here.

    • Claire B
      Claire B 4 months ago

      Nancy was from working class, but she got painted by the media as something else...

  • Philip Patton
    Philip Patton 4 months ago +2

    The greatest to ever do it. Period.

  • Ania R R Sanches
    Ania R R Sanches 4 months ago +1


  • Mrs. OlLady
    Mrs. OlLady 4 months ago

    5.9 for style 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Mrs. OlLady
    Mrs. OlLady 4 months ago

    Kristy is so sweet and gracious, o just love her, only time I’ve seen a skater applaud for her competitor. She avoided the knee pipe!

  • Mrs. OlLady
    Mrs. OlLady 4 months ago

    “Janet Lynn” in her dreams 😂

  • Samantha Esquibal
    Samantha Esquibal 4 months ago

    4:35 did someone just fart?