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MOSCOW (AP) _ Figure skater Kira Ivanova, a bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympic Games, was found dead in her apartment, the chairman of the Russian Figure Skating Federation said Friday. She was 38.

Ivanova's neighbors found her covered with knife wounds, said figure skating official Valentin Piseyev. He said police told him she was killed several days ago.

By winning the bronze at the Sarajevo Games, Ivanova became the first woman skater from the former Soviet Union to win a medal in Olympics singles competition. She was on the Soviet figure skating roster from 1978-88. Her best career finish was a silver in the 1985 World Figure Skating Championships.

After leaving amateur skating, she performed professionally in an ice show, and since 1991 had been coaching children at the Dynamo stadium. She had been battling alcoholism in recent years, Piseyev said.