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Marina Anissina

  • Date of birth: August 30th, 1975
  • Place of birth: Moscow (RUS)
  • Height: 1.62 m
  • Weight: 47 kg
  • Hometown: Lyon
  • Hobbies: fashion, music
  • Former partners: Tolja Gorelik, Sergei Sakhnovsky, Ilia Averbukh


Gwendal Peizerat

  • Date of birth: April 21st, 1972
  • Place of birth: Bron (FRA)
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Hometown: Lyon
  • Hobbies:music, skiing
  • Former partner: Marina Morel

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  • Coach: Murielle Boucher-Zazoui
  • Coreographers: Alla Dukhova, Shanti Rushpaul, Elena Matveeva, Jayne Torvill & Cristopher Dean
  • Train in: Lyon, Villars de Lans
  • Teamed up in: 1993
  • Career highlights: European & World champions (2000)

More info...
Marina's models in ice dance are Bestemianova & Bukin, Klimova & Ponomarenko. Her favorite routine is Klimova & Ponomarenko's Bach routine from the 1992 Olympics. Gwendal's models are the Duchesnays, and his favorite ice dance routines are "Missing" by the Duchesnay and "Bolero" by Torvill & Dean.
Marina has a dog, a sharpei named Maroussia. She loves painting, fashion, jewels. She likes to go to Paris to see the fashion shows, and she especially likes a Russian designer, Valentin Youdachkin. She collects religious icons, although she's not sure she believes in God.
Gwendal has some fishes, a cat, and... a snake! He won it in a lottery in his business college! He loves to play the piano and he enjoys music in general, and he is also good at skiing. He loves to go to the Caribeans for holidays. He still attends college. He has diplomas of Chemistry and also of Sports management.
Marina's friends in the skating world are mainly Russian: Tatiana Navka, Angelika Krylova, and her best friend is Marya Butyrskaya. Gwendal's friends are Stephane Bernadis and Laurent Tobel.
Marina decided to dye her hair in red in 1994, at the airport before taking the plane to go to a competition!
No, Marina & Gwendal are not romantically involved with each other! Actually, they hardly see each other off the ice. Marina said: "we are always together at competitions and at training, I think it's enough. But Gwendal is a good friend and I know I can rely on him." And Gwendal said: "We have two totally different ways of life."

In their own words...
Marina said about Gwendal:
"He is very clever, and very kind. He is very reasonable, but he has changed since we teamed up. He used to be calm all the time and now that things are getting more important he is a bit more nervous. He doesn't talk enough in my opinion. He keeps everything in himself, whereas I always want to say what I think. And, well, he is a bit capricious!"
Gwendal said about Marina:
"She is very ambitious, persistent, her will to do well enables her to go over any difficulties. But on the other side of it, she is very impatient, and it makes her nervous at training sometimes because she wants everything to be done NOW!"

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