Lyudmila Pakhomova was a prominent Soviet figure skater, Olympic champion (1976), six-time world champion (1970-1974, 1976) and champion of Europe (1970-1971, 1973-1976), nine-time champion of the USSR (1964-1966, 1969-1971, 1973-1975) in ice dancing (with V.I. Ryzhkin in 1964-1966, with A.G. Gorshkov from 1969), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1970), Honored coach of the RSFSR (1984). She is the author of the books “The choreography in figure skating”, “Monologue after the applause”, “And the music is forever”.
Lyudmila was born on December 31, 1946 in Moscow. Her mother was a physician, and her father was a General, Hero of the Soviet Union. Her father wanted Lyudmila to become a parachutist.
She began skating at the age of seven at Young Pioneers Stadium in Moscow.