Irina Lobacheva, ice dancer
Irina Lobacheva is a Russian ice dancer, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. Together with her partner Ilia Averbukh, she is the 2002 Olympic silver medalist, the 2002 World Champion and the 2003 European Champion.
Irina was born on February 18, 1973 in Moscow. Ira was engaged in skating in 1979. Her first partner was Alex Pospelov.
Lobacheva and Averbukh teamed up in 1992 after falling in love while skating in the same group but with different partners. In 1994, together with the coaches Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov Lobacheva moved to Delaware, USA.
Irina’s favourite Compulsory Dance is Golden Waltz.
Lobacheva participated in the TV project Stars on Ice paired with Valery Syutkin, Ice Age where her partner was actor Dmitry Maryanov and Ice Age 2 together with actor Vladimir Shevelkov.
In 2010, she took part in the project Ice and Fire paired with actor Denis Matrosov.
On March 10, 1995 Lobacheva married her partner Ilya Averbukh. Their son, Martin, was born on March 3, 2004. In November 2007, Irina and Ilya announced their divorce.