Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan
In this March 12, 1991, file photo, American skaters (L to R) Tonya Harding, silver; Kristi Yamaguchi, gold; and Nancy Kerrigan, bronze, display their medals after the finals of the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich. A run-of-the-mill good luck tweet from Yamaguchi to Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Yamaguchi tweeted a message to Kerrigan ahead of Kerrigan‚ performance on Monday‚ÄúDancing with the Stars‚ March 20, 2017, and added ‚Äúbreak a leg.‚ Kerrigan was hit in the leg before the 1994 Winter Olympics by a man hired by the ex-husband of Harding. Yamaguchi‚Äôs spokeswoman says ‚Äúno ill will was intended. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher, File)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:45AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:59AM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention.
Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," before adding "break a leg."
Ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Kerrigan was hit in the leg with a crowbar by a man hired by the ex-husband of fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding.
Social media users quickly took notice of the wording and responded with memes to express disbelief at Yamaguchi's words.
Yamaguchi's spokeswoman says in a statement that "Kristi loves Nancy" and "no ill will was intended."