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Tonya Harding Debuts Brand New Face, Breaks Down Crying Over Failed Figure Skating Career 27 Years After Nancy Kerrigan's Brutal Attack

May. 28 2021, Published 11:36 a.m. ET

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Tonya Harding looked unrecognizable and broke down crying over her failed figure skating career in a brand new interview.

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The 50-year-old former Olympian debuted a new face when she sat down with The Morning Show in Australia ahead of the weekend.

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Sporting her signature blonde hair, Harding looked like a fraction of her former self nearly 30 years after the brutal attack on her competitor and fellow American Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Wearing little to no makeup, Tonya spoke openly to the Channel Seven hosts about several topics, but it was touching on what could have in regards to her career that left Harding emotional.

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Tonya looked proud while discussing the moment she made history as the first American woman to land a triple axel jump in competition.

The iconic move took place at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, just three years before Kerrigan's assault.

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"I was like, "God, please, please, I've worked so long and hard for this. Let me do this," Tonya recalled.

"And when I landed it I was like, 'Oh my God,'" she said.

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That's when Harding began to break down.

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With her voice shaking, Tonya was seen fighting back tears while admitting the moment "feels like yesterday."

When one of the hosts asked, "What do you think when you watch [footage of the triple axel jump]?" she lost it.

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"It reminds me of that time in my life where I could have gone one way, and ended up a different way," Tonya said as her eyes welled up with tears.

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Harding's career did not go as planned after she was banned for life from the United States Figure Skating Association at the tender age of 24.

The organization's decision came in the wake of the brutal attack on Kerrigan in 1994.

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Nancy was attacked by Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly during practice and just one day before the U.S. Figure Skating Championship first Ladies' Singles competition.

Harding was banned when she admitted involvement after the fact in the orchestrated attack on her biggest competitor.

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