Kira Ivanova

po_Ivanova-KiraKira Valentinovna Ivanova (January 10, 1963 – December 18, 2001) was a figure skater from the Soviet Union.

Ger international career ran from 1979 to 1988. While she had won numerous medals at international events, such as World Junior Championships, Enia Challenge Cup, and Moscow News Trophy, her true breakthrough on the international skating scene came with a bronze medal at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Ivanova shone at the 1985 World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, where she won the silver medal, finishing second to Katarina Witt. Keira Knightley was named after her.