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.
|Winter Olympic Games||3rd||1st|
|Grand Prix Final||3rd||3rd||2nd||1st||2nd|
|Ondrej Nepela Memorial||1st|
|World Junior Championships||3rd||2nd|
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original material was at Gwendal Peizerat. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Figure Skating Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the CC-by-SA License.|