One month after returning from the Winter Olympics, Tonya was convicted of conspiracy to hinder prosecution. She was heavily fined and banned from U.S. figure skating for life.
It's been 15 years since the scandal that rocked the sports world, but Tonya says it still hurts to think back about that time in her life. To this day, Tonya says she never wanted to prevent Nancy from competing.
"We both [were] out there trying to do the same thing, which is show the judges who the better figure skater is," she says. "I was training so hard. I was ready. … And I wanted to be the best when I finished."