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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  France
Ice dancing
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice dancing
Bronze 1998 Nagano Ice dancing
Marina Anissina
Anissina peizerat.jpg

Anissina and partner Gwendal Peizerat compete in 2001.
Personal information
Full name: Marina Viatcheslavovna Anissina
Country represented:  France
Former country(ies) represented:  Russia
 Soviet Union
Date of birth: August 30, 1975 (1975-08-30) (age 34)
Place of birth: Moscow
Height: 163 cm (5.3 ft)
Partner: Gwendal Peizerat
Former partner: Ilia Averbukh (RUS & URS)
Sergei Sakhnovski (URS)
Former coach: Muriel Boucher-Zazoui
Skating club: CSG Lyon
Retired: 2002

Marina Viatcheslavovna Anissina (Russian: Марина Вячеславовна Анисина, born August 30, 1975 in Moscow, Russian SSR) is a French-Russian ice dancer. With partner Gwendal Peizerat, she is the 2002 Olympic champion.


Personal life

Marina Anissina's mother, Irina Cherniaeva, is a former pair skater who competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Marina Anissina's father is Vyacheslav Anisin, a World and European champion in ice hockey.

On February 23, 2008, Anissina married Russian actor Nikita Djigurda in Moscow after the two met when they were partnered on a celebrity ice dancing television show. On January 7, 2009 the couple welcomed a son, Mik-Angel Krist (in Russian: Мик-Анжель Крист).[1] In May 2009, Dzhigurda confirmed that they are expecting a second child.[2]


Early in her career, Marina Anissina competed with Sergei Sakhnovski, representing the Soviet Union.

Following that partnership, she teamed up with Ilia Averbukh. They represented the Soviet Union and, after that country's dissolution, Russia. They were the 1990 and 1992 World Junior Champions.

When that partnership ended, Marina Anissina wrote several letters to find a new skating partner. She searched internationally. Finally, she teamed up with Gwendal Peizerat from France in 1993. They were coached by Muriel Boucher-Zazoui. They skated for the club Lyon TSC. Anissina received expedited French citizenship.

Anissina and Peizerat were the 2000 World Champions and have won three other world medals. They are the 1998 Olympic bronze medalists and 2002 Olympic Champions. At the 2002 Olympics, they became the first team representing France to win Olympic gold in ice dancing.

They retired from competitive skating in 2002 and skate professionally in shows, including Champions on Ice.

Their signature move is a "reverse lift", wherein Anissina lifts Peizerat off the ice, rather than vice versa. This set the two apart from other dance couples, as most lifts in ice dance involve the man lifting the woman.

Competitive highlights


Results for France

(with Peizerat)

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 Championships 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

Results for Russia and the Soviet Union

(with Averbukh)

Event 1989–1990 1990–1991 1991–1992
World Junior Championships 1st 4th 1st


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