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Marina Anissina

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMarina Vyacheslavovna•Anissina (-Dzhigurda)
Used nameMarina•Anissina
Original nameМарина Вячеславовна•Анисина (-Джигурда)
Born30 August 1975 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements162 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsCSGL, Lyon (FRA)
NOC(s) France

Biography

Russian-born Marina Anissina was destined to become an athlete. Her mother, Irina Chernyayeva was an Olympic figure skater, and her father, Vyacheslav Anissin, played for the Soviet ice hockey team (among other at the 1972 Summit Series against Canada). Anissina initially competed with Iliya Averbukh, winning two junior world titles. After Averbukh left to skate with his girlfriend, Anissina was unable to find a suitable partner in Russia. She finally teamed up with France’s Gwendal Peizerat, moving to Lyon and assuming French citizenship. They gradually worked their way up the ladder, winning their first international medals in 1998 (bronze at the European Championships and Olympics, silver at the World Championships). They gained their first World and European titles in 2000, and completed their set of medals in Salt Lake City, winning the Olympic gold before closing out their career.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1998 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Ice Dancing, Mixed Olympic Gwendal Peizerat 3 Bronze Representing France    
2002 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) Ice Dancing, Mixed Olympic Gwendal Peizerat 1 Gold Representing France    

Other participations

Games Role Details
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony Representing France    

Olympic family relations

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