Gwendal Peizerat (born April 21 1972 in Bron, France) is a French Ice dancer. With Marina Anissina, he is the 2002 Olympic champion and 1998 Olympic bronze medalist.


Peizerat started skating at age four when he and his sister, then six, followed their parents to the skating club at the rink. He was introduced into Ice dancing straight away, coached by Murielle Boucher-Zazoui, who to this day, remains his coach.

His first partner was the French figure skater Marina Morel. Together they finished 3rd at the 1990 World Junior Championships. At the 1991 World Junior Championships Morel and Peizerat claimed the silver medal.

Morel and Peizerat later split up and, in 1993, Peizerat teamed up with Russian figure skater Marina Anissina, whom he had competed against at previous championships.

The association of the two different cultures with different styles of skating was positive. The pair placed 3rd at 1998 Olympic Games and, in 2000, they won gold medals at the European and World Championships.

In 2002, Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat became the first French Olympic Champions in ice dancing. They also won the gold medal at the European Championships that year.

After winning the Olympic gold medal they finished their amateur skating career, turned pro and appear in shows now.

Their signature move is a "reverse lift," in which she lifts him.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Anissina)

Event 1993–1994 1994–1995 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
Winter Olympic Games 3rd 1st
World Championships 10th 6th 4th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
European 12th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
French Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Final 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd
Trophée Lalique 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
NHK Trophy 5th 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Skate Canada 2nd 2nd 1st
Skate America 2nd 1st
Sparkassen Cup 1st 2nd
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1st
Pirouetten 5th

(with Morel)

Event 1988–1989 1989–1990 1990–1991 1991–1992
European 12th
World Junior Championships 3rd 2nd

External linksEdit


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