|Olympic medal record|
|Representing Soviet Union|
|Full name||Lyudmila Stanislavovna Smirnova|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
|Born||November 4, 1947|
|Former partner||Andrei Suraikin |
|Former coach||Maya Belenkaya|
Lyudmila Stanislavovna Smirnova (Russian: Людмила Станиславовна Смирнова; born July 21, 1949 in Leningrad) is a retired pair skater who competed for the Soviet Union. With partner Andrei Suraikin, she is the 1972 Winter Olympic silver medalist. With later partner and former husband Alexei Ulanov, she is a two-time World silver medalist.
Smirnova began figure skating in 1955 and became a member of the USSR National Team in 1968. She trained in Leningrad at Spartak and competed initially with Suraikin. Smirnova and Suraikin were coached by Maya Belenkaya. They were the 2nd strongest Soviet pair behind Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov, and placed second behind them at both the World and European Championships three times (1970–1972).
Smirnova and Ulanov, skating for rival teams, fell in love. The pairs decided to separate—a decision they made before the 1972 Games. Rodnina and Ulanov won the gold, and Smirnova and Suraikin the silver. Thereafter Smirnova began skating with Ulanov.
Smirnova and Ulanov married and later divorced after having two children, Nikolai Ulanov and Irina Ulanova. Their daughter, Irina Ulanova, is a former pair skater who skated with Alexander Smirnov, and Maxim Trankov for about three years.
|Winter Olympic Games||2nd|
|Prize of Moscow News||2nd||1st||2nd|
|Prize of Moscow News||1st|
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