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Tonya Harding Olympic costume up for auction

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A costume worn by Tonya Harding at the 1992 Winter Olympics is being auctioned.

Harding’s black, sequin-trimmed dress from the Albertville Winter Games has a minimum bid of $10,000. The auction closes April 28.

Wearing that dress, Harding fell on her triple Axel in Albertville and placed sixth in the short program. She was fourth in the free skate and finished fourth overall behind Kristi YamaguchiMidori Ito and Nancy Kerrigan.

Harding’s letter of authenticity attested she also wore the costume at the 1992 U.S. Championships in Orlando, but she was mistaken. Harding wore two white dresses at nationals that year.

Harding did wear it at the 1992 World Championships in Oakland, Calif., in the long program, where she placed sixth and was sixth overall.

Harding again made the Olympics in 1994 and again struggled, placing eighth following the scrutiny of the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

Four months later, Harding was banned for life by U.S. Figure Skating, which concluded that she had prior knowledge of the attack carried out by a hitman hired by Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly.

Other Harding competition costumes were up for auction in 2011.

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WATCH LIVE: London Marathon

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Watch the world’s best distance runners chase world records at the London Marathon, live on NBCSN and commercial free on the NBC Sports Gold “Track and Field Pass” for subscribers on Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET.

NBCSN coverage also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app for subscribers.

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Sunday’s race start times (ET)
3:55 – Elite Wheelchair Races
4:00 – World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races
4:15 – Elite Women’s Race
5:00 – Elite Men’s Race, Mass Race

The men’s field features arguably the two greatest distance runners of all time — Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele.

Kipchoge, the Rio Olympic marathon champ, ran the fastest marathon ever recorded — 2:00:25 in Nike’s sub-two-hour attempt last May in non-record-eligible conditions.

Bekele is the second-fastest marathoner in history under legal conditions, having run six seconds shy of Kenyan Dennis Kimetto‘s world record of 2:02:57 from 2014.

In the women’s race, Kenyan Mary Keitany, already the world-record holder in a women’s-only race, looks to take down Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s world record with male pacers set in London 15 years ago. That time is 2:15:25.

Keitany is challenged by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, the third-fastest female marathoner in history behind Keitany and Radcliffe.

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Teddy Riner, dominant judoka, to skip 2018, 2019 Worlds

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French judoka Teddy Riner, arguably the world’s most dominant athlete, will reportedly skip the next two world championships before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

French coach Franck Chambily said Riner will compete a light international schedule the next two years ahead of what would be his fourth Olympics, according to Agence France-Presse.

Riner, a 29-year-old, 6-foot-8-inch native of Guadeloupe, is undefeated since 2010 with a reported 144-match winning streak. That includes Olympic titles in 2012 and 2016 and world titles in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Before the streak, Riner also earned world titles in 2007, 2009 and 2010, plus an Olympic bronze at age 19 in 2008.

He could compete through the 2024 Paris Games.

“When I am invincible, I will stop,” Riner said in 2013, according to The Associated Press.

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