|Native name||Елена Иванова|
8 November 1979 |
Nevinnomyssk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Former coach||Nina Ruchkina|
Elena Ivanova (Russian: Елена Иванова, born 8 November 1979) is a Russian former competitive figure skater. She is the 1995 Finlandia Trophy champion, 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist, and 1996 World Junior champion.
Life and career
Elena Ivanova was born on 8 November 1979 in Nevinnomyssk. When she was six years old, figure skating coach Nina Ruchkina visited her kindergarten in search of talented youth and noticed her. Ivanova's parents approved of the activity and she began skating under Ruchkina. At the age of 10, she became Master of Sports of the USSR and gained the nickname "Iron Felix" because of her calmness on the ice. At the age of 15, she moved from Nevinnomyssk to Samara and graduated from Samara's GUOR (figure skating faculty).
|GP NHK Trophy||11th|
|GP Trophée Lalique||6th|
|Centennial on Ice||5th|
|World Junior Champ.||2nd||1st||3rd||2nd|
|GP = Grand Prix|
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