Figure Skating Association, voted to strip Harding of her title. However, the competition results were not changed and the title was left vacant rather than moving all the other competitors up one position. The assailant was Shane Stant, contracted to break her right leg. Using both hands, he then swung a inch ASP telescopic baton at her right leg, striking her above the knee. The intent was preventing her competing in both the National Championships Kerrigan was the defending U.