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Published on Aug 12, 2009
ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΙΚΟ ΠΑΤΙΝΑΖ. 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. On February 23, 2008, Anissina married Russian actor Nikita Dzhigurda 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). In May 2009, Dzhigurda confirmed that they are expecting a second child. 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. 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.