Ludmila Belousova

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Belousova in October 1965

Ludmila Yevgenyevna Belousova (Russian: Людмила Евгеньевна Белоусова; 22 November 1935 – 29 September 2017) was a Russian-Swiss pair skater. She was born in Ulyanovsk, Russian SFSR.

Belousova represented the Soviet Union. With her partner and husband Oleg Protopopov she was a two-time Olympic champion (1964, 1968) and four-time World champion (1965–1968). In 1979 the pair defected to Switzerland and became Swiss citizens in 1995.[1] They continued to skate at ice shows and exhibitions through their seventies.

Belousova died on 29 September 2017 at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. Srebnitskaya, Daria (24 January 2002). Людмила Белоусова, Олег Протопопов: Нас прятали в швейцарских отелях [Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov: We hid in a Swiss hotel]. Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. Two-time Soviet-era Olympic champion pair skater Ludmila Belousova passes away

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