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Obituary: Ludmila Belousova

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ludmila Belousova-Protopopov

Ludmilla died of cancer, in Switzerland, on 29th September 2017.

To many Ludmila and her husband Oleg Protopopov ‘s artistry as pairs skaters has never been surpassed.

Much has been written about Ludmila over the last few days, which I could not improve upon.

For those of you who have not seen them skate or who would enjoy watching them again, please click here. You may also enjoy reading this blog. 

Ludmila was one of those skaters who could truly be referred to as “One of the Greats”

The photograph is of a friendly Ludmila giving advice to her fellow competitors. British Champions, Linda Bernard and Raymond Wilson.

( Photograph courtesy of Linda Bernard)


Elaine Hooper

NISA Historian